University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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  • Location(s): Cork, Ireland
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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University College Cork extends a warm welcome to visiting students from the United States, Canada and other non-EU countries. Those of you who do decide to come will be some distance from home; we will do our best to ensure that your stay with u... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 7 Reviews
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I found confidence in myself and a new level of joy in life. It was 100% worth it. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to take classes in subjects that I had no prior experience in. I also became a lot more confident in traveling internationally by myself. Overall it was worthwhile. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. My weaknesses, my strengths. How I act on my own. How good I am at taking care of myself. Overall it was an incredible journey in self-improvement. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
In addition to learning a lot in my major, I learned a lot about myself. I also gained confidence and ability to network and be proactive in my life. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Past Review An Amazing Time!
One important thing I gained was independence. I was able to not just survive, but succeed and grow in a country that I had never been to before and all by myself. Not just that, but this independence has also increased my confidence. Because I was able to go abroad and have these amazing experiences, I feel more confident tha... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review A Bit Of Craic!
I learned so much from studying abroad at University College Cork! It was an extremely worthwhile experience, and I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! - Saint Norbert College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment/Exchange
Past Review Good Craic!
I learned a lot about Ireland and culture, and it was most definitely worth while. It wasn't exactly how I expected it, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing! - University of Puget Sound View Entire Review
I grew as a person and as a student during my time abroad and I wouldn't trade that experience for anything in the world. - University of North Carolina View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned that there is so much more of the world to see! It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Coming from a small women's college, going to a very large co-ed university was a well welcomed change. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This is an absolutely impossible question to answer. I've begun to see my life through "Pre-Ireland" and "Post-Ireland" viewpoints. I learned so much about myself, my interests, my desires, my possibilities, and my friends. I wouldn't trade it for ten sacks of diamonds. So yes, it was worthwhile - though that is an understatemen... - Presbyterian College View Entire Review
I wouldn't trade it for the world. - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
Yes-it was a nice break from Wellesley but at the same time made me truly appreciate the academics we receive here. It also made me realize that there are bigger things in life to stress about and I think it calmed me down a little. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile! I learned about Irish culture and could understand some of its similarities and differences to the United States. I was able to visit major sites in Ireland such as the Cliffs of Moher and experience many cultural events, museums and art galleries in Cork and Dublin. I met a lot of new people from differe... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I've always been a pretty independent person, but I feel like going abroad helped further develop my independence and confidence regarding issues like travel planning and solo travel. Furthermore, Ireland has such a wide range of natural beauty and landscape. Being able to travel around the country and see it all was a price... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
June 09, 2017 Good Time Abroad
Just that I'm capable of travelling internationally alone. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I gained confidence, a more global perspective, and it even helped spur thoughts for my future studies in graduate school. - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
From associating with Irish culture, I've learned how to relax. I also better appreciate the academics at my home university, though it was of great academic value for me to see another perspective on my own discipline in Ireland. Being an international student was interesting also because it made me understand the way internati... - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent, how to budget money, how to plan trips, how to solve my own problems, and how to enjoy every minute of life. It was completely worthwhile. - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence, especially in being able to travel from place to place whether it be to another city in Ireland or to another country in Europe. I also was able to learn about Europe, European history, and how other countries accomplish things (for example, I took an Irish Health Policy course). I was able to mak... - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
That's the main question that can be made. People used to say to me that you come back really different when you get to study abroad. I believe that, although I'm not sure about what aspect they talk about. It worth I'm sure of it. You learn that people are really similar, that there is plenty good people around the world, you l... View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University College Cork: Cork - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
About how other countries view America as a whole. I learned that it's okay to take it slow and appreciate the little things. It was completely worth my while. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible
It was amazing. I learned so much about other cultures from traveling, I learned a lot about myself, and I think the experience was absolutely worthwhile from all that I've gained from my time in Ireland. - Pace University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. Studying in Ireland was amazing because of the great people that I met there and the time that we spent together. We were also able to travel a lot which was amazing, especially during our study month in April. - Pace University View Entire Review
Gained more independence. - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review

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University College Cork extends a warm welcome to visiting students from the United States, Canada and other non-EU countries. Those of you who do decide to come will be some distance from home; we will do our best to ensure that your stay with us will be academically rewarding and socially enjoyable. We have over 2400 international students studying at the University during a typical academic year. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and do much to enhance and enrich life at the University.

UCC has taken a number of steps to ensure that visiting students coming here receive all the necessary attention and assistance they need. The International Education Office is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the many programmes in which we are partners and can assist with the various practical and personal matters which arise for any student settling into a new environment in an unfamiliar country. A number of special orientation programmes have been organised for incoming visiting students. We would like to take this opportunity to urge strongly your attendance at the appropriate orientation programme. It will allow us to provide you with a detailed introduction to the University and student life here, while giving you a little time to look around and familiarise yourself with Cork and with Irish life and culture before starting your studies.

The historical links between Ireland and North America always been strong and it is a particular pleasure to welcome American and Canadian students travelling in the other direction, as it were, from that traditionally taken by Irish emigrants. We are confident that your stay with us will be a fruitful one and that you will leave Ireland with fond memories of your time spent in University College Cork.

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