Ireland: University College Cork
Program Type: Tuition Exchange
The City of Cork
The city of Cork is Ireland’s second largest city and is located on the south coast, 160 miles southwest of the capital of Dublin. Cork is ideally situated at the head of the inlet of Cork Harbor: the sea is just to the south; mountains, hills and river valleys are to the north and east; and the well-known lakes of Killarney are only a 90 minute drive to the west.
There is a good mixture of educational, sporting and cultural interests in the city of Cork. Among Cork’s cultural offerings are an art gallery with public painting and sculpture galleries, an Opera House, numerous theatres and a city museum. The city has an active social life and is a center each year for International Film, Choral and Jazz Festivals.
In the West Wing of the Main Quadrangle, students can find the International Education Office, which provides assistance to UCC’s international students.
It is recommended that American students arrange private health insurance in advance of their arrival in Ireland.