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Activities for Cork, Ireland

Semester and Yearlong Program

As a USAC student, you can join the host university's Student Union, which provides a comprehensive range of services, events, and student activities. For example, the International Student Society organizes a number of social events, cultural activities, and tours throughout the academic year. Over 100 clubs and societies are also available, focusing on interests that vary from canoeing to mountaineering, horse racing to motorcycling, dramatic pursuits to Earthwatch. There is also a Chaplaincy on campus, which offers support within the university community and serves as a place of welcome for all. Many students visit its Tea Room/Lounge as a drop-in center for coffee and to attend campus events and informal get-togethers. A wide range of sporting activities are also available to students, such as hockey, rugby, softball, squash, rowing, swimming, and volleyball.

Summer Program

Although most degree-seeking students will be away from campus during the summer term, there are plenty of ways for you to immerse yourself in the local campus, community, and culture. See ideas below.

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

  • Taste traditional Irish fare and a variety of global cuisines at the English Market, one of the oldest covered markets in Europe.
  • Listen to live performances at one of many music venues across the city.
  • Visit a craft studio or art gallery to experience Cork's creative energy firsthand.
  • Attend a local cultural festival.
  • Learn about Cork's maritime history on a harbour cruise or kayak tour.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: October 1


Summer Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Semester Minimum GPA: 3.0 & Sophomore standing

Program Type

Summer: Specialty

Semester: Partnership


Summer: US Credit

Semester: Overseas credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 40 students




ASAPI -- Association of Study Abroad Providers in Ireland

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