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Short-Term Programmes

Mary Immaculate College offers a wide variety of short-term programmes that can be credit/non-credit across a wide range of subject areas. Programmes can be delivered during the academic year or during the January break or the summer.

Faculty-Led Programmes

The International Office has considerable experience in devising and building numerous faculty-led programmes throughout the year at Mary Immaculate College, whereby students are accompanied by faculty members from their home university, which awards credits for the course.

We create itineraries tailored to meet the needs of our partner institutions, based on the length of stay, theme and budget. Previously designed itineraries focused on:

  • Education
  • Academic Service Learning/Community Engagement
  • Global Citizenship
  • History
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • Nursing
  • Irish Literature and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • English language


  • Courtbrack accommodation offers 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 about accommodation here.
  • We also work with a selection of local hotels nearby and these are available year-round


  • Faculty-led programmes can vary in length from one to three weeks. We are flexible in working with the specific needs of our partner universities to ensure that their academic requirements are met.


To discuss your programme requirements contact: 

We can arrange a video call with the faculty and/or responsible administrators  to discuss your requirements and share ideas. We will work with you to design an itinerary, planning appropriate class-based talks, workshops, cultural excursions and much more.

Faculty-Led Programme
Faculty-Led Programme
Students from Salve Regina University on walking tour of Limerick city
Western Europe Semester
Western Europe Semester
St John’s University on cultural trip to the Burren, Co Clare

Western Europe Semester programme

Mary Immaculate College is a partner location with fellow Catholic institution, St John’s University, New York, on St John's 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: Limerick; Paris and Rome. Students complete course requirements while engaging with these historic cities through field trips, site visits, academic service-learning and independent exploration. Running successfully since January 2018, the programmes focus on the theme of contemporary issues of migration. Students spend five weeks at Mary Immaculate College studying the Art & Architecture of Ireland, Economics, Ethics of Community Engagement, Metaphysics and Christian Spirituality, before going on to spend five weeks in each of the other two cities. Mary Immaculate College has the pleasure of hosting approximately 300 students per year 

The International Office arranges frequent curricular and co-curricular excursions for the students to various sites in Limerick and its surrounding area, as well as other cultural sites in Ireland.

English Language

The MIC Department of English Language and Literature offers high quality English language programmes that support non-native English speakers, both academically and culturally, with programmes tailored to suit specific purpose classes.

Programme Details 

Focus on IELTS (Academic)

Improve your English (General)

International Students
International Students
International Students at MIC

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)
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In addition to study abroad/exchange, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for international students, Mary Immaculate College worka with partner universities to offer faculty-led short-term programmes.