Cork, Ireland
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On-Site Staff for Cork, Ireland

In addition to the UCC international office, there's also on-site support by our USAC Resident Director, Mary Steele.

In addition to the UCC international office, there's ...

The Cork program is administered in the US by the USAC Central Office and in Cork, Ireland, by Program Coordinators who are responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: answering questions about student housing, assisting with registration, and overseeing your general well-being. Marita Foster is Deputy Director and Karen McSweeney is Senior Executive Assistant for the USAC Cork program; they and the staff at the UCC International Office will provide you with the mandatory orientation of Cork and the UCC, assist you with integration, and arrange social events.

Mary Steele, the USAC Resident Director, will be the first one to greet those on the group flight at the Dublin airport when you arrive.

Mary Steele, the USAC Resident Director, will be the ...

In addition to the outstanding support available from the UCC International Office, Mary Steele is also available to USAC students. Mary worked in the UCC International Office for many years and now serves as the USAC on-site Resident Director; she is available to help answer questions and prepare you to depart for Ireland. Once you arrive and adapt to your new surroundings, she will host a meeting, walking tour of the city, and scavenger hunt during the first few days of the term, will plan field trips, and help keep you informed of what’s going on in the city. She hosts a welcome reception and is available for one-on-one meetings throughout the semester. She helps USAC students to reflect, troubleshoots issues, assists with courses and exam preparation, as well as in general to understand the UCC and Irish educational system. Mary coordinates the included field trips to Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens, Rock of Cashel, and Cahir Castle, and assists with the included Heritage Weekend tour of the Ring of Kerry region.