API (Academic Programs International): Cork - National University Of Ireland, University College Cork

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This lively city on the beautiful south coast of Ireland is the country’s second largest city. Cork is known for its great contributions to architecture, design, music, dance, theater, film, food, literature and sports. Students can soak in the cu... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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October 04, 2018 Unbelievable
I learned a lot about myself, being able to get dropped off in a foreign city and navigate my way around. Also by traveling to different cities and finding my way around those as well. Another big thing I learned is the importance of time management and studying even when no work is due. My experience was 100% worthwhile and I w... - Springfield College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence in myself and the feeling that I can live in another country and be on my own. It was so worthwhile! - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
This experience was totally worthwhile. I really learned who I was this term and how to rely on myself. I find that because of this I am now willing and wanting to do things that I never would have considered before. I find that I am more outgoing and more sociable. I am also better able to rely on myself for things because here... - Hartwick College View Entire Review
I learned how to travel abroad successfully and independently. I have more confidence in myself and pride in the accomplishment of living abroad! - University of Vermont View Entire Review
I gained cultural knowledge, lasting friendships, an appreciation for beer, and a complete change of personal attitude. - Pace University View Entire Review
I am indecisive but grew to narrow down my major, gain cultural insights about Ireland and America, acquire more confidence, expand my independence and worldly-wisdom, and made some great friends. - Washington & Lee University View Entire Review
My study abroad in Cork was fantastic, and I still think about it often. I've stayed in touch with many of the people I met and I can't wait to go back to Ireland again. Since the program I have seriously considered trying to attend graduate school in Europe. I would recommend API and their Cork program to anyone! - University of Florida View Entire Review
January 08, 2018 A Lot Of “Yes”
A lot of understanding of different cultures and heritage - University of Hartford View Entire Review
February 13, 2017 Put A Cork In It
I gained a sense of independence, a stronger desire to travel, and a more worldly outlook on life. It was 100% worthwhile! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
That I can go half way around the world and survive and fit into another culture. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I would do it again. If only the program was longer it felt like I was just getting there and it was over - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
SO WORTHWHILE! I gained self confidence and independence, some life long friends, and a place I can now call my second home. I didn't lose anything from the trip and I wish that it never ended! - Bryant University View Entire Review
Past Review Dork For Cork
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned how to think about the world as a whole and how things affect it as such, instead of just how things affect the US. - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I learned more about the Irish culture and the European culture. i also met a lot of international students there so it broaden my horizons. - Hartwick College View Entire Review

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This lively city on the beautiful south coast of Ireland is the country’s second largest city. Cork is known for its great contributions to architecture, design, music, dance, theater, film, food, literature and sports. Students can soak in the culture by visiting the Opera House, theaters, museums or by attending one of the many festivals held throughout the year. Cork is located only a few miles from the famous Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone. St. Finbarr’s Cathedral with its three spires and elaborate High Victorian interior is one of Cork’s most famous landmarks. Students and locals alike enjoy walking along St. Patrick Street and finding restaurants and pubs along the way. The large city market that is held daily is the perfect place to see Cork’s traditional commercial vibrancy in action. Come experience both traditional and modern Ireland with API in Cork!

Programs in Cork Includes:


  • University College Cork National University of Ireland Direct Enrollment: Students who choose to study abroad in Cork at the University College Cork – National University of Ireland (UCC) choose from a range of undergraduate courses (called modules) offered in the Faculties of Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law (full-year students only) and Science. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam. In order to integrate into the Irish system as fully as possible, spring semester and academic year students complete standard end-of-the-year exams. Other exam arrangements are made for fall semester students for most courses. Math and engineering courses are only available to students studying for the spring semester or the full academic year, as exams for these courses are only held at the end of May. Law courses are also only open to students studying for the full academic year.


  • University College Cork National University of Ireland Summer School in Irish Studies: Students who choose to study abroad in Cork with API for a summer session will study at the University College Cork Summer School in Irish Studies. Through this program UCC endeavors to create a unique learning experience through a fusion of culture, landscape and rigorous history and literature examinations. The School is conducted at the 300 level (upper division) and is suitable for undergraduate students of history and literature, post-graduates, teachers and researchers in Irish Studies and those generally interested in Irish culture. During the summer session students explore the history, literature, and culture of the Irish through the ages.In the first two weeks of the program students delve into the historical foundations of Irish identity and culture. In recent years, students have explored Ireland’s history by using its landscape, political evolution and contribution to the development of western civilization as a vehicle for this exploration.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Engineering
  • History
  • International Business
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1997
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
3.0+ GPA, Letter of recommendation, two essays,

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university). Show financial need. Letter of recommendation, two essays,

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community or technical college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Letter of recommendation, two essays,

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad. Show financial need. Letter of recommendation Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
See Gilman deadlines in link below.

Guidelines/Requirements:
See Gilman requirements in link below.

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student. Letter of recommendation Two essays

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only for student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Students applying must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a letter of recommendation and two essays.

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