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UCF in Ireland | Internship Enhancement Program (College of Education)
Limerick, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 09/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 11/25/2017 12/10/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified via email upon acceptance into this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Education Housing Options: On-Campus Housing
Language of Instruction:
English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Visa Required: No Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
UCF in Ireland: Internship Enhancement Program
Limerick, Ireland
Fall 2017
November 25- December 10 (tentative)

Tara Building     Quad MIC

Program Description:

As a supplement to its Education curriculum, the College of Education and Human Performance has developed a study abroad program for UCF students interested in comparative educational methods in Limerick, Ireland. This program is an exciting opportunity for UCF undergraduate students to gain firsthand experience in comparative educational methods and differential instruction. The program functions as an extension of the Internship II course (ESE 4941 or ESE 4943). Students will first participate in a required 10 week internship course in the Florida school system, which will then be followed by an additional 2 week observation program with schools and community organizations in Limerick. Working in conjunction with Mary Immaculate College and faculty from the UCF College of Education and Human Performance, students will have the opportunity to observe and interact with very diverse classroom environments.      
 Group at MIC

While abroad, participants will engage in observation and interaction within a diverse range of educational institutions in Limerick and the surrounding area. They also will complete a classroom project associated with their experience while engaging in community and cultural activities. This program is open to undergraduate students who, while in Ireland, will be expected to remain engaged in the program’s experiences and try new things.
 Students at Lecture     Girls Chatting MIC

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Limerick, Ireland on the starting day of the program.  To arrive by  the starting day of this program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program. Students should not to purchase purchase their flights until they have been advised by Study Abroad to do so. Study Abroad advises that you book your flight directly with the airline.

Program Leader: Dr. Valerie Storey (

Course Information:

This program is an extension of the Internship II course (ESE 4941 or ESE 4943).  Students do not enroll in additional credit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Acquire experience in differentiating instruction based on an assessment of student learning needs and recognition of individual differences in students.
  • Learn to value diversity while respecting students’ cultural, linguistic, and familial backgrounds.
  • Develop the ability to collaborate with the home, school, and larger community to foster communication and to support student learning and continuous improvement.

Pricing (based upon the minimum number of students)

Program Fee: approximately $3,000 (subject to amendment) 
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: TBD
Payment 2: TBD

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. The UCF Abroad Office will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.


Deadline to apply for Fall 2017: TBD
Deadline to commit to the program for Fall2017:  TBD

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