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Rows of colorful buildings near the water in Cork, Ireland.

Program at a Glance

University College Cork

Country Ireland
City Cork
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Themed
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

In just eight weeks at the University College Cork, you can earn a full year of calculus-based physics credit, get a jump on math coursework, or prepare for a pre-med track. Lab experiments and group workshops expand your science knowledge with students from around the world. A place of wit, culture, and rebellion, Cork is famous for its role in Ireland’s fight for independence. The city boasts some of the most magnificent landscapes. On weekends, tour Blackrock Castle’s dungeon and turrets, then climb to the planetarium to view the stars and planets. Strolls through Fitzgerald’s Park’s tree-lined avenues, rose gardens, and fountains are a must.

Where you'll study

University College Cork is globally ranked as one of the top green universities of the world, ahead of all other Irish universities, and its researchers are leading in the fields of sustainability and environmental protection. The stunning campus features stunning Gothic limestone buildings and the quad is home to the Ogham Stones which hold the earliest written source of the Irish language. The campus is in walking distance of the town center of Cork, the largest and southernmost county of Ireland. The city began as an island that now spans both banks of the River Lee with watery channels in all directions and loads of bridges to cross. Those tributaries get new meaning when you see the university’s canoe and rowing clubs. This third-largest city of Ireland is still a small town by many standards: the people are welcoming and friendly, nature and fresh air surrounds it, and the best way to get around is on foot. Sports facilities include swimming pools, climbing walls, and indoor/outdoor running tracks with a stadium-quality viewing gallery.