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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: IFSA 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Apartment
Areas of study: American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Child Development, Chinese, Classics, Computer Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, French, Gender and Women's Studies, Geology, German, Greek, History, Human Rights, International Relations, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Media Studies, Molecular Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Policy, Sociology, Spanish, Theatre, Urban Studies Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment GPA: 2.8
Program Description:



Study Abroad in IRELAND
University College Cork


About this Program

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.

About Cork
Along the southern coast of Ireland, Cork is a beautiful, friendly city with a busy seaport and modern industries. Treasures include its rich cultural heritage, with an art gallery, opera house, three theaters and a city museum in the garden of Fitzgerald Park. 

Program Benefits
  • Beautiful campus with new facilities (including a gym equipped for student athletes)
  • County Cork is truly one of a kind, offering a distinct Irish experience in the second largest city in Ireland
  • Enjoy a welcoming, friendly environment with more than 100 clubs and societies
  • Early-start program is available for fall and academic year, with six different courses to choose from

IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.

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Indianapolis, IN 46278

Academic Program
Students enroll in a full course load at University College Cork (UCC), which assigns credits based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Pomona awards 0.625 Pomona credits for 5 ECTS credits. A full course load at University College Cork is typically five or six courses each worth 5 or 10 ECTS and totaling 30 ECTS (15 U.S. semester credits; 3.75 Pomona credits).
Students are required to take at least one, preferably two, 3000-level courses. Students should bear in mind that most 3000-level courses have prerequisites and admission to courses is contingent on approval from the relevant UCC department, based on the applicant’s background and experience.
During the fall program, Pomona students are required to enroll in the Early Start Pre-Session program. Students have the option to choose one of five courses, including Archaeology, History, Folklore, Literature, or Music. Pomona students may not enroll in the Management and Marketing course. The intensive three-week course earns 5 U.S. semester credits (1.25 Pomona credits).

Students are required to take at least one course with significant Irish content. (The Early Semester Pre-Session program counts towards this requirement for the fall semester).
Pomona limits courses in dance or music to those with an academic component. 

Living Arrangements
IFSA students are housed in University Hall, a complex of student apartments managed by the university. On the River Lee and close to campus, they’re also within easy reach of Cork city center. Students live in apartments in groups of three, four, or five. Students have single bedrooms and share a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and living space. The accommodations are self-catered, and Pomona will provide a meal allowance.

Pomona College will cover the standard housing fees. Students who request housing that is outside of the standard offering are responsible for any supplemental fees, which are billed directly to the student. Please select housing options that fit within your budget.

Number of students
IFSA enrolls approximately 5-10 students, selected from a national pool. University enrollment is approximately 22,000 students. 

Host Institution
University College Cork

Faculty Liaison
David Menefee-Libey

  • Preference will be given to students who have completed college coursework with Irish and/or European content.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/08/2024 10/04/2024 01/01/2025 05/10/2025