|PROGRAM TITLE:||Direct Enrollment|
||apply nowUniversity College Cork, National University of Ireland (UCC)
|MINIMUM AGE:||18 (17-year-olds considered on a case-by-case basis)|
|ACCOMMODATIONS:||Student apartments. Between term housing included for academic year students. All students will have a private bedroom. All Cork housing includes internet access.|
|G.P.A. REQUIREMENT||3.0, or 2.8 with 3.0 or higher in coursework related choices at UCC|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:||
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
12-20 hours per semester
Students who choose to study abroad in Cork at the University College Cork – National University of Ireland (UCC) choose from a range of undergraduate courses (called modules) offered in the Faculties of Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law (full-year students only) and Science. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam.
In order to integrate into the Irish system as fully as possible, spring semester and academic year students complete standard end-of-the-year exams. Other exam arrangements are made for fall semester students for most courses. Math and engineering courses are only available to students studying for the spring semester or the full academic year, as exams for these courses are only held at the end of May.
In addition to the normal class offerings at UCC, API students may participate in one of several specialty programs, such as the Early Start Programs, Internship Programs and Certificate/Diploma Programs. As space in these programs is limited, it is recommended that students apply early if they are interested in one of these options.
Students receive their transcript from the University College Cork – National University of Ireland
|ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED:||Yes, and ACT/SAT scores are required.|
|DATES & PRICES:|
|Fall 2017 (Early Start):||August 16, 2017 - December 23, 2017||$18,800|
|Fall 2017:||September 4, 2017 - December 23, 2017||$17,380|
|Academic Year (Early Start):||August 16, 2017 - May 12, 2018
|Academic Year:||September 4, 2017 - May 12, 2018||$34,200|
|Spring 2018:||January 9, 2018 - May 12, 2018||$17,850|
It is said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. The gentle Irish rainfall, called ‘soft weather’ by the locals, really does create 40 shades of green and quite a few rainbows, as well.
This lively city on the beautiful south coast of Ireland is the country's second largest city. Cork is known for its great contributions to architecture, design, music, dance, theater, film, food, literature, and sports. Gap students can soak in the culture by visiting the Opera House, theaters, musuems, or by attending one fo the many festivals held throughout the year. Cork is located only a few miles from the famous Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone. St. Finbarr's Cathedral with its three spires and elaborate High Victorian interior is one of Cork's most famous landmarks. Students taking a gap year in Ireland will experience both traditional and modern sides of the country while in Cork.