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Short-Term Programmes

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.

Western Europe Semester
Western Europe Semester
Limerick is a partner location for students from St John’s University, NY on its WES programme

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.

Other Programmes

Mary Immaculate College also provides a number of specialised and summer programmes. 

Community Engagement

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. 

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.

Bespoke Programmes

Other bespoke faculty-led or short-stay programmes can be designed and delivered through consultation with the International Office. These can organised under a variety of subjects including:

  • Communications
  • English
  • Education
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Nursing
  • Irish History
  • Geography
  • And many more...
 Short Term Programmes
Short Term Programmes
Students from partner universities visit MIC on Short Term Bespoke Programmes

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

Evening course
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: 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.

João Marcos Vasconcelos (Brazil)