IFSA-Butler 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-Butler 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

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.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the 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
Cultural Studies European History History Irish / Gaelic

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-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees


Summer 1

Program start date
June 30, 2018
Program end date
July 28, 2018
Personal Cost Estimates