IFSA University College Cork Summer

Cork, Ireland


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

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

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

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 2020, the theme is"Shaping Identity in Irish History and Literature. More details on this theme will be released soon. 

Credit Conversions

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).

After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University College Cork Summer
Cybersecurity English European History History Irish/Gaelic Literature

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
All accommodation is self-catering. You will have access to kitchen facilities and supplies (pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc.) to prepare your own meals. If you tire of cooking, you will be able to find meals in restaurants and cafes on and near campus.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Summer 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
June 27, 2020
Program End Date
July 25, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
Coming Soon!