Arcadia: Cork - University College Cork
University College Cork is located on the south coast in Ireland's second city, and offers independent thinking, vibrant college life and stunning surrounding scenery. Its beautiful campus combines a gothic revival style main Quadrangle building w... read more
It was most definitely worthwhile, I grew a lot personally in terms of independence and confidence as well as academically gained an appreciation for another culture. Georgiana Miller - Middlebury College View Entire Review
How to live independently and travel alone. Yes it was worth it. John Spillane - Saint Anselm College View Entire Review
Budget management, Irish culture. Yes. A student - Trinity University View Entire Review
best experience A student - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
Of course my experience abroad was worthwhile. I made great friends, explored a different part of the world, and found a home three thousand miles away from home. Kasey F - Fordham University View Entire Review
So worthwhile, so lifechanging. I feel that I have changed so much from it, for the better. My study abroad experience has impacted my entire life, my outlook of the world, and my desire to travel and live abroad in the future. Katelyn S - Wartburg College View Entire Review
Five years later, I'm still referencing experiences I had while studying abroad. If you're on the fence- go, go, go! Heather D - Wagner College View Entire Review
It's difficult to explain what singular thing I gained/learned from this experience because its impossible to narrow down. I've grown as a person with a more global perspective. I would sign up to do this again in a heartbeat because studying abroad inspires people to become part of a global community promoting positive cultural... A student - Western State Colorado University View Entire Review
Studying abroad absolutely turned my life around. I decided to participate in a full academic year program because I was unhappy at school, and not in a healthy mental or emotional state. I knew I needed a change, and Ireland provided that and so much more for me. I met some lifelong friends in my program, especially because we ... A student - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a more worldly perspective/cultural emmersion Rachel K - Wartburg College View Entire Review
Independence A student - Bryant University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. I picked up an additional major in Archaeology here, since the program was so strong, and I loved the classes so much. My experiences with the UCC Mountaineering Club really impacted me the most, as it provided me daily interaction with both local and international students, ... Annemarie G - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned so much about Ireland and myself. If anything this experience has infected me with the itch to travel more (and go back to Ireland again). Jennie Z - Trinity University View Entire Review
I was so scared to study abroad because I get extremely homesick. Adjusting to my home school (Catholic University) was a nightmare for me freshman year of college, but this experience abroad was different. I met kids who were more like me in my Arcadia program, and I was able to have a fun, adventurous semester. I worked hard... Marian H - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
University College Cork is located on the south coast in Ireland's second city, and offers independent thinking, vibrant college life and stunning surrounding scenery. Its beautiful campus combines a gothic revival style main Quadrangle building with modern student amenities, classroom buildings and laboratories and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.
There are many unique academic opportunities at UCC from business, economics and science to traditional Irish dance and music, folklore, and literature. Modern languages, law and biological sciences at UCC are featured in the top 100 institutions worldwide by the QS World Rankings 2013. In addition, UCC has been nationally ranked first among Irish universities for engineering (electrical and electronic) and environmental sciences.
You’ll find over 80 societies and clubs to choose from and the indoor sports facility, the Mardyke Arena, has recently undergone a €16 million redevelopment and is now one of the leading indoor sports facilities in Ireland.
Pre-session Course- Optional course available prior to fall semester
Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses.
Here is a sampling:
- Belfast Weekend
- Giant's Causeway
- Cliffs of Moher
- Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
- Game of Thrones set locations
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Studies
- English Language and Literature
- Irish Studies
- Art History, Criticism and Conservation
- Biological and Physical Sciences
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Foods and Nutrition
- Foreign Languages and Literatures
- Legal Studies
- Pharmacology, Toxicology
- Political Science and Government
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The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.