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Limerick lies on the west coast of Ireland and is the third largest city in the country. It is situated on the River Shannon and has a population of 55 thousand inhabitants. The primary tourist attractions of the city include King John's Castle, St Mary's Cathedral, the Treaty Stone and the Hunt Museum.
From 13 to 17 years old
July 8 to July 28 (3 weeks)
The University of Limerick is located in a spectacular park area which borders the River Shanon and is 10 minutes away from the city center. Facilities at the university include 2 swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, as well as various grounds.
The English course takes place from Monday to Friday with a total of 15 hours per week. Learning groups are divided according to language levels, which are determined on the first day of class by way of a language test. The professors are are qualified in teaching English as a second language.
The students will reside on campus, staying in 6-single-bedroomed apartments, sharing a lounge, bathroom and small kitchen area. Staying on a full board basis, students will also have use of the campus laundry room (approx 4€). The residence is just a short walk from the building where the classes take place.
Sport and recreational activitites are organized for the afternoons, both on and off campus. After dinner an entertaining social program completes the day, whiich includes activities such as movie screnings, karaoke, international parties and a disco.
The program includes a half day cultural activity off campus as well as a full day excursion. All entrance fees are included for off-campus activities. Half day activities may include visits to places such as Bunratty Castle, Craggaunowen, King John’s Castle... and full day excursions to Muckross Tradicional House and Gardens, Cliffs of Moher, Galway...
Rugby: this option will be taught by professionals, taking place 4 afternoons per week, totaling 12 hours a week.
Adventure Sports: a selection of sports run by the activity centre at the University of Limerick. Two afternoons per week, totaling 6 hours per week. Each week, students will pick 1 sport from each group. Group A: Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canouing and Dragon boating. Group B: Zipwire circuits, Archery, Treasure hunt, Group challenges.
On the 28th of Julym the group will travel to Dublin to enjoy the last day in the capital of Ireland. Students will have a sightseeing guided tour to the whole city plus the Viking Splash Tour or a visit to the Guiness factory. The night of the 28th of July the group will stay for the night at the University College of Dublin campus on a full board treatment.
Students will have the constant assistance and supervision provided by both Irish and Spanish counselors.