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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.

What's Included?

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Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing

Housing

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application 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 Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation

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.

  • 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 the 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 a 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 a 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 center has plenty of options.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 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 literary 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 culture by their works and literary observations.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Staff & Coordinators

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    Patrick O'Donnell

    Patrick will be your Resident Director in Cork and will be a resource for you in Ireland!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

The Sumer School in Irish Studies at UCC aims to provide a unique learning experience by combining a rigorous introduction to major academic themes in the development of Irish identity with an opportunity to encounter Ireland’s rich cultural past. Students will explore these themes in lectures, seminars, and field trips.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Ireland operate on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 2.5 U.S. credits.

Students will take two classes, for a total of 5 semester credits, 2.5 CREDITS IN HISTORY AND 2.5 CREDITS IN LITERATURE. The course selection may vary and no course is guaranteed.

History

In History lectures, students explore turning-points in Ireland’s History that shaped its destiny and its people’s identity.The Golden Age refers to a time in the middle ages that had a powerful influence on modern Irish identity. It was idealized for the remarkable flowering of culture that the period witnessed and celebrated as a time when the earliest expressions of Irish identity appeared in the literature. By the early twentieth century, the Irish came to see the literature and art of their remote past as the embodiment of a distinctive Irish identity. The ‘rediscovery’ of that inheritance and its appropriation by the contemporary Irish led to a cultural renaissance – sometimes called the Celtic Revival. This cultural revival, in turn, heralded the profound political and social changes that continue to shape Irish culture and political life to this day. The School explores the key events and figures in this quest for political independence in modern Ireland.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

Literature

The literature section of the course will examine the works of James Joyce and Seamus Heaney, two of the most important figures in modern world literature. We will read Joyce’s semiautobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and his collection of short stories Dubliners. We will also read the poetry of Seamus Heaney, beginning with his early writing and charting the changes in his poetry through his career. The subject matter for both writers is Ireland and its people. In their writing they reflect on the role of the writer and on the nature of life in Ireland as they experienced it. The lectures and seminars will address the contrasts and similarities in Heaney’s poetry and Joyce’s modernist fiction

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5  

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

API students live in student apartments located within 10-15 minutes walking distance from campus. Apartments may consist of 3-5 single or twin bedrooms, a shared living area, shared bathroom, and kitchen. During the semester, API students may be housed with Irish and other international students, while summer students live alongside American and other international students. It is common for apartments to be co-ed. Meals are not included in these housing options.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2020 - Jul, 2020 $5,280 Apr 1, 2020 Apr 15, 2020