- Summer: April 1
About University College Cork Summer
Spend your summer learning about Irish culture, history and society! The UCC summer program revolves around a theme related to Irish history and literature. Spend your mornings in lectures, afternoons in lively discussion, and take a series of relevant field trips. In your free time, explore Cork's many restaurants and cafes, or take part in Cork's eclectic music scene.
University College Cork Summer Benefits
- Beautiful campus with nice facilities (including a gym equipped for student athletes)
- Dedicated scholars who instruct in Irish literature and history
- County Cork is truly one of a kind, offering a distinct Irish experience in the second largest city in Ireland
- Social program designed for study abroad students, including historical tours of Munster, field trips and traditional Irish music concerts
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Academics at University College Cork Summer
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University College Cork Summer Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
In 2018, the theme is "Wisdom sown in tears and blood: rebellion and identity in Irish History and Anglo-Irish Literature." For the two weeks devoted to the study of Irish history, the program explores the foundations of Irish identity and the quest for political independence, and how the literature and art of the remote past were used to create a modern, distinctive identity. During the two weeks devoted to literature, the program examined how modern writers have sought to define Irish cultural identity. Students read the works of two major Irish writers: the poet W.B. Yeats and novelist James Joyce.
A full summer course load is 5 U.S. semester credit hours (2.5 U.S. semester credits in Irish literature and 2.5 U.S. semester credits in Irish history).
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The IFSA Team
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