Study Abroad in Cork - API Summer School at UCC
Program Details


  • Courses in English
  • Study Irish literature and history in one of Ireland’s most charming cities!


  • Minimum 2.85 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen (2nd semester), sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to students with at least 1 semester of college study
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 30, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018


SUMMER 1 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Academic Program


5 Semester Credits

Students who choose to study abroad in Cork with API for a summer session will study at the University College Cork Summer School in Irish Studies. Through this program UCC endeavors to create a unique learning experience through a fusion of culture, landscape and rigorous history and literature examinations. The School is conducted at the 300 level (upper division) and is suitable for undergraduate students of history and literature, post-graduates, teachers and researchers in Irish Studies and those generally interested in Irish culture. During the summer session students explore the history, literature, and culture of the Irish through the ages.

In the first two weeks of the program students delve into the historical foundations of Irish identity and culture. In recent years, students have explored Ireland’s history by using its landscape, political evolution and contribution to the development of western civilization as a vehicle for this exploration.

The second two weeks of the program introduce students to the strong literary pulse that gives Ireland its vibrant reputation for literary legends. Some of the literature figures that have been used in the past include Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Frank O’Connor and Patrick Kavanagh. Students examine how these authors defined a culture by their works and literary observations.


API students will receive their transcript from the University College Cork National University of Ireland upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Rachel Mogan is the Cork Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Ireland.

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Resident Director

Patrick O’Donnell is the Cork Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Ireland.