The lore of Ireland is often a cliché too many - pocket-sized leprechauns, cheery shamrocks, a towering pint of Guinness. Beyond the trite and marketable icons, there are real gems to uncover with a visit to this verdant isle. Ancient ruins, thriving metropolises, sea-side vistas, and rock-walled pastures fill the countryside. For many, Ireland is about simple pleasures: a hike through the countryside, a cozy night in a dimly lit pub, or a hearty meal shared with a new friend. As contemporary as U2’s newest release or as antique as a fiddle’s boisterous reel, Ireland invites and warmly engages.
The Emerald Isle
“The Emerald Isle,” Ireland’s moniker for hundreds of years, evokes images of gently rolling hills in rich and vibrant hues of green. The lush landscape that has inspired poets, artists, writers and musicians such as James Joyce, Francis Bacon, and U2 is as picturesque today as it was centuries ago. Ireland’s hospitality is world renowned, and participants will discover firsthand why the Irish are known as some of the friendliest people in the world.
World Endeavors offers international internship and study abroad programs in Ireland. Internships give participants challenging real-world experience in a variety of professional fields. The Study Abroad in Ireland and Summer Irish Studies programs are comprehensive, affordable, and provide a meaningful educational and cultural experience for individuals who want to experience international education. Both internship and study abroad programs provide participants with a truly immersive cultural experience in which they live, work and study like the local Irish people every day.
Study Abroad in Ireland program participants are enrolled at the University of Limerick. Internship placements are located in Dublin, Galway, Sligo, and Castlebar.
Participants who go to Ireland always rave about how friendly the locals are! Being surrounded by a culture that is so upbeat makes an impact and many participants get involved with a multitude of extracurricular activities.
-Mallory, World Endeavors Senior Enrollment Advisor