Cork, Ireland

Program Calendars

Cork, Ireland | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
July 27 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
September 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 20 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds after this date)
Program Dates
August 16, 2017 Departure from the US (Early Start students)
August 17 Arrival in Cork
Move into housing
August 18 Mandatory orientation for Early Start
August 19 Welcome breakfast (mandatory)
Scavenger hunt
August 21 Early Start courses begin
August 23 Meet with USAC Resident Director
September 4 Departure from the US (yearlong students)
September 5 Arrival in Cork
Move into housing
September 6 - 8 Mandatory orientation
September 8 Early Start courses end
September 9 Welcome breakfast (mandatory for students not on Early Start)
Scavenger hunt
September 11 Fall courses begin
September 13 Welcome dinner at 6 pm
September 24 Included field trip—Clonakilty, Mizen Head, and Barley Cove
October 20 - 22 Included field trip—Heritage Weekend
December 1 Fall courses end
December 4 - 7 Study/review week
December 8 - 20 Fall final examinations
December 21, 2017 - January 14, 2018 Winter break
January 13, 2018 Welcome breakfast and scavenger hunt
January 15 Spring courses begin
January 17 Meet with USAC Resident Director
January 24 Welcome dinner/reception
January 28 Included field trip—Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, and Holycross Abbey
February 9 - 11 Included field trip—Heritage weekend
March 24 - April 8 Spring break
April 20 Spring courses end
April 23 - 26 Study/review week
April 27 - May 11 Spring final examination period
Program end date coincides with date of last final exam
Mid-Late May Move out of housing (refer to your housing contract)
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

The host university may update program dates and/or field trips at any time; these changes are often outside USAC’s control as dates are set by the host university. USAC does its best to estimate these dates ahead of time and to keep it as up-to-date as possible. Many times, updated calendar dates are included in your host university acceptance letter. We update these as quickly as possible and as often as needed; refer back to this calendar for the most current dates.