“IFSA allowed us to have so much independence and flexibility, which allowed us to engage with the local culture and explore the city right from the start.”
SPRING : October 1
- DATES AND FEES
Known for their rebellious nature and thick Irish accents, Cork people are passionate about their home. UCC boasts an ethos of independent thinking that reflects Cork's local culture. Engage in lively debates in the classroom, take part in Cork's eclectic music scene, and do your weekly shop at the English Market.
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University College Cork Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
Explore available courses on the University College Cork's online course catalog. Filter by semester: semester 1 (fall), semester 2 (spring), and year long (academic year). An early start option is available for fall and year students.
A full course load for a semester at University College Cork is 30 UCC credits, or 15 U.S. semester credit hours. Most courses are 5 UCC credits. The Early Start option is worth 10 UCC credits.
1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester credit hours
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Early Start students choose one course from among six options. Click on the links below to learn more about the course options:
- Early Start Semester in Irish Archaeology
- Early Start Semester in History and Modern Ireland
- Early Start Semester in Literatures in Ireland
- Early Start Semester in Irish Traditional Music
Talk with your program advisor about supplemental tuition, housing and personal costs for the Early Start program.
There is a quota on the number of modules visiting students can follow in this department. Students will be allowed to take 15 UCC modular credits for a semester and/or 25 UCC modular credits for a full year.
Listed under applied psychology in the book of modules. Please read the notes at the beginning of the applied psychology section for information about course restrictions.
These modules are unavailable to study abroad students with the exception of FX3007 Seminar on Film Studies.
Students who wish to enroll in music courses must pre-register for these courses online before arriving in Ireland. Please contact your program advisor if you are interested in taking any music courses at Cork. If you plan to take all your courses in the music department, please note that you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND FOOD SCIENCE
If all of your courses fall into one of these departments, you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.
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.
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What Our Students Say
“The biggest thing I learned is the value of immersing oneself in a culture unlike that which you come from. Even though Australia speaks English, the culture has taught me to relax and take everything one step at a time.”
“I enjoyed the academic and personal freedom of my IFSA program. Being able to take whatever classes I wanted/needed in order to satisfy my requirements for major and what happened to interest me set the foundation for my study abroad experience.”
“For two years, I have tried to manage and exist with depression and anxiety. Coming to New Zealand enlivened me and gave me the tools to function and create the life I want and need. I was able to live somewhere for the first time away from family and friends and thrive in it. It allowed me to realize my potential and ability.”
Student, New Zealand
“I’ve learned about the culture my family comes from, more about the world in general, and the different ways there are to simply live. Above all, I think I’ve learned a lot about myself and my behavior—how I tend to act and react in situations. I’ve also become more assertive, courageous, and confident through this experience.”
“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”
“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”
“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. I was able to connect with peers on the program, IFSA staff, and the local culture. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”
“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”
“I enjoyed study abroad the most when I got courage to speak at my first poetry SLAM, befriend a fanzine publisher, and speak up (in my broken Spanish) in my film class. Having the courage to own who I am made me feel good.
Unpacked: Student Stories
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