Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.
USAC's partnership with University College Cork provides you with a wide array of academic options. You will take regular university classes alongside Irish students and also have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by University College Cork specifically for study abroad students. Qualified students also have the option to pursue a course of study leading to a certificate or diploma in fields such as Irish studies, political science, conflict resolution, human rights, and Irish traditional music.
Fields of Study:
Fall or yearlong students may enroll in one Early Start course, which typically runs for three-four weeks from mid-August to just before the fall semester begins. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet more students prior to the start of the regular semester and gain insight into the country's history, culture, and civilization. The Early Start courses include exciting field trips, which serve to bring alive the material taught in class. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and earn additional credits while abroad.
To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.
Summer (5 weeks): Open
Summer: 2.5 GPA
Semester: 3.0 GPA and minimum sophomore standing
Summer: US Credit
Semester: Overseas credit
Summer: 50 students
Semester: 40 students
ASAPI -- Association of Study Abroad Providers in Ireland