In addition to study abroad/exchange and full undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for international students, Mary Immaculate College offers a range of English language programmes that support non-native English speakers as well as some tailor-made programmes for foreign institutions.
MIC Ireland Taster Sessions
Join us for our exciting showcase of what College classes are like at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland!
This series of virtual sessions will allow you sample a selection of the best education Ireland has to offer from the comfort of your own home! You will get to meet some MIC Lecturers and the MIC International Office staff. You will gain a unique insight into our campus and learn what it is like to study here for your degree or for a short-term program.
See the full schedule here.
Click on the lecture title below to hear by video our wonderful faculty give some more details on what you can expect from these taster sessions!
- “Contemporary Irish poetry and the state of the nation" - Explore many of the key social, cultural and political issues raised in the work of a variety of contemporary Irish poets. Life in Ireland is shown to be what it is: a cultural climate that is in a frenzied state of change. Register Here.
- "Bernard Shaw - Celebrity Playwright" - See how the Dublin-born, Nobel Prize-winning playwright and public intellectual's proud Irish identity was central to his brilliant plays and his positioning as a social critic. Register Here.
- "Why did so many Irish people leave Ireland? An exploration of Irish emigration" - One of the defining features of modern Irish history is the sheer scale of emigration from this island. Why did so many leave? Where did they go to? And what are the long term consequences? Register Here.
- "Religion and Education in Ireland" - Look at the history of religion in education in Ireland and delve into what impact religion has had in education and on key contemporary issues.Register Here.
- "Ireland's Wild West" - Take a whistle stop tour of Irish history with an emphasis on Ireland's 'Wild West'. Learn about the historical monuments and local landscapes including island monasteries, medieval castles and famine houses.Register Here.
- "Irish Language & Culture Taster Session" - Explore the history and place of the Irish language in Ireland, including its legacy and culture. Sample some simple Irish words and phrases along the way and learn how to get involved with or learn Irish. Register Here.
- "Global Citizenship: Change your mindset so you can act to change the world!" - Discover if developing a Global Citizenship mindset can empower people to become active promoters of more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable societies. Register Here.
- “Culture and Diversity; Exploring convergent and divergent perspectives." - Explore the context and different layers and meanings within culture and diversity in our everyday society. Register Here.
- “Responding to the Climate Crisis” - Discover the imperative for immediate and decisive action on climate change. We are at a unique moment in time with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to face the climate crisis head on. Register Here.
- “Faculty-led short stay program workshop” - Meet some of the International Office team members that work on these bespoke programmes and ask us any questions. We looking forward to connecting with you! Register here.
MIC’s Short term faculty-led programmes
A flavour of what we can do:
- We have considerable experience in devising and building numerous faculty-led bespoke programmes throughout the year at Mary Immaculate College, where faculty staff member(s) accompany their students and credit is given from their home institution.
- We create itineraries which are tailored to meet the needs of our partner institutions, based on the length of stay, theme and budget. Previously designed itineraries include faculty-led programmes focused on Education, Nursing, Irish Literature and Culture, Theology, Philosophy and Academic Service Learning/Volunteering programmes.
- We organise accommodation, transport, excursions, events, lectures and workshops according to the themes of the programmes.
- Courtbrack student accommodation is a high quality, self-catering accommodation in a safe and secure environment, five minutes’ walk from MIC. It is available during the summer months and during the first two weeks of January – find out more here.
- We also work with a selection of local hotels nearby and these are available year-round
- Our unique, faculty-led programmes can vary in length from one week to three weeks. We are very flexible in working with the specific needs of faculty to ensure that their academic requirements are met.
- Please email Cepta.Kennedy@mic.ul.ie or Breeda.Cahill@mic.ul.ie or phone +353 61 204974 / +353 61 204920 and we will be delighted to discuss your programme requirements!
- We can arrange a conference/video call with the programme organisers to discuss your requirements and share ideas. Once we have an outline of the programme sketched out, we will be delighted to design an itinerary with you, planning appropriate class-based talks and workshops, cultural excursions and so much more.
Mary Immaculate College provides a number of specialised and summer programmes.
International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS)
The MIC Research and Graduate School hosts the hugely popular International Research Methods Summer School each summer, with distinguished keynote speakers discussing the challenges of transforming evidence into measurable impact.
MIC's International Office hosts Community Engagement where participants work with various community support organisations in Limerick City. Placements are arranged to suit participants' interests and areas of study, with touristic excursions to famous regional sites and informational sessions with faculty members arranged throughout the programme. On-campus self-catering accommodation is available.
Western Europe Semester programme
Mary Immaculate College is a partner location with fellow Catholic Institution, St John’s University in New York, for all of their students on their signature Western Europe Semester and Western Europe: Business programmes.
Both programmes allow St John’s students to study in three unique European cities over the course of one semester. The programmes are focused on the theme of contemporary issues of migration and students complete course requirements while engaging with historic cities through field trips, site visits, academic service-learning and independent exploration. Running successfully since January 2018, students spend five weeks at MIC Limerick studying Art & Architecture, Economics, Ethics, Metaphysics and Theology, and then spend five weeks in both Rome and Paris. Mary Immaculate College has had the pleaure of hosting and teaching over 750 students on this programme to date!
As part of their programme, the International Office also arranges frequent curricular and co-curricular excursions for the students to visit the sites of Limerick and it’s surrounding area, as well as other cultural sites in Ireland.
MIC English Language School
The MIC English Language School offers high quality English language programmes that support non-native English speakers, both academically and culturally, with programmes tailored to suit the academic needs of individual learners. Class numbers are kept low to facilitate individual attention to all students and programmes include a comprehensive orientation and cultural tours.
The MIC English Language School teaching staff is extremely highly qualified with many years’ teaching experience at third level. Members of the faculty are also involved in current research and developments in English language teaching methods and practice.
There are programmes suitable for all language levels including general English and specific purpose classes (academic or business English) that will allow participants to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. A language assessment is done at the beginning and end of your chosen programme to measure progress.
English Language Programmes
This course runs on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm. Total cost: €245 (includes course book).
Intensive daytime course
20 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Total cost per week: €250 (includes course book).
For information on these programmes, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +353 61 774787.
Studying at MIC is an honour and very rewarding for me. The campus is very good. The teachers are very attentive; they call you by name and you feel very welcome all the time. At MIC you feel at home. The teachers join in with study and fun, making learning a new language easier.