Excursions | API Study Abroad
Excursions

Highlights

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

Requirements

  • 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
$5,580

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 15, 2018

Excursions

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Cork programs. All excursions are subject to change.

Summer

BLARNEY CASTLE

Built in 1446, Blarney Castle is now the most popular tourist attraction in all of Ireland. The site is renowned for its mystical powers and legend has it that eloquence is bestowed upon anyone who kisses the Blarney stone.

CAMDEN FORT MEAGHER

This superb coastal fort has guarded the strategically­ vital entrance to Cork harbor for over 400 years. Its 45-­acre compound commands spectacular views across the harbor, yet almost two thirds of the complex is underground; made up of a system of tunnels and chambers. During the First World War it served as an important allied base and anti­-submarine station.

CURRAGHMORE HOUSE, COUNTY WATERFORD

Home of the de la Poar Beresford family since the twelfth century, and currently to the 9th Marquis of Waterford. With over 2,500 acres of formal gardens, woodland, and grazing fields it is the largest private demense in Ireland. The house itself is comprised of the ancient Norman castle at its core, surrounded by the later Victorian facade. Its interior is excellently preserved, and has some of the finest examples of neoclassical style in the country.

KILLARNEY

Regarded by many as Ireland’s capital of tourism, Killarney is home to some of Ireland’s most iconic scenery. Located in south-western Munster, Killarney boasts hundreds of restaurants, bars, and traditional Irish craft workshops, not least of which is the famous Killarney Woollen Mills. The town of Killarney is itself within short walking distance of Ireland’s largest natural park and nature reserve: Killarney National Park – an area four times as large as Cork city. The park contains beautiful scenery including the picturesque Killarney Lakes and the magical Torc Waterfall. The park abounds with wildlife including swans, deer, squirrels, and is home to some of Ireland’s oldest native Ireland’s capital of tourism, Killarney is home to some of Ireland’s most iconic scenery. Located in south-western Munster, Killarney boasts hundreds of restaurants, bars, and traditional Irish craft workshops, not least of which is the famous Killarney Woollen Mills. The town of Killarney is itself within short walking distance of Ireland’s largest natural park and nature reserve: Killarney National Park – an area four times as large as Cork city. The park contains beautiful scenery including the picturesque Killarney Lakes and the magical Torc Waterfall. The park abounds with wildlife including swans, deer, squirrels, and is home to some of Ireland’s oldest native fall, and the Killarney Lakes. There are plenty of excellent and affordable restaurants; Muckross Gardens have a very nice cafe and the town centre has plenty of options.