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City and Academic Overview

Study Abroad in Cork

API students who choose to study abroad in Cork join more than 14,000 students from Ireland and 75 countries worldwide studying at the University College Cork. The university opened its doors in 1849 and in 1979 became a constituent of the National University of Ireland system. The heart of the campus is a stone-faced quadrangle surrounded by historical buildings as well as newer additions to the campus facilities. The attractive campus is located close to the city center for easy access to all areas of the city. Visiting students are able to choose from among the university’s seven faculties and sixty departments.

City Information

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. Students can soak in the culture by visiting the Opera House, theaters, museums or by attending one of 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 and locals alike enjoy walking along St. Patrick Street and finding restaurants and pubs along the way. The large city market that is held daily is the perfect place to see Cork’s traditional commercial vibrancy in action. Come experience both traditional and modern Ireland with API in Cork!

API Students on Cork

Why Cork?

  • Welcoming and vibrant university with a strong reputation in education since 1849
  • St. Patrick Street shopping, galleries and restaurants
  • Natural beauty and riverside settings for hiking or relaxing
  • International Film, Choral, Folk and Jazz Festivals
  • St. Finbarr’s Cathedral