Direct Enrollment at University College Cork

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Looking for an incredible abroad experience in the land of intriguing tales of magic and folklore, celebrated writers, a fascinating history, and an enduring culture? Join the countless students who have made University College Cork (UCC) in Cork, Ireland their destination for their study abroad endeavors!

Located just 10 minutes away by foot from Cork City center (Ireland's second biggest city), UCC epitomizes the perfect balance between an illustrious institute of academia, a safe and welcoming campus with a diverse and vibrant student body, and a place of research and innovation in the fields of sustainability, mental/physical health, medical technology and training, and cultural preservation.

With classes/areas on offer from all four colleges, staff and faculty who are invested in the happiness and success of UCC students, and opportunities for student excursions in close proximity to campus, UCC is the ideal option for the academic, the adventurer, and the individual!

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based on 47 reviews
  • Academics 7
  • Support 8.4
  • Fun 7.9
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.4
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International Life in Cork City

Cork City is an amazing place. It is an extremely friendly city. I never felt uncomfortable or endangered. People are always looking for a friendly chat and to help you!

An initial difficulty was language. It was difficult to communicate until I got used to the accent.

How can this program be improved?
I would have the students living with more Irish people. In my suite, we have four American girls. I think an integral part of studying abroad is immersion, but ours felt incomplete.
Response from University College Cork

Meredith, thank you so much for your review. I'll bring up your comment about living with more Irish students to my coworkers as soon as possible!

-Caela Provost
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Yes, I recommend this program
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UCC aborad

I had a great time abroad. Cork has an amazing social life and even better academics. My favorite part about my entire trip was being able to travel not only around Ireland, but also how cheap it was to travel to many other countries around Ireland. I flew to Barcelona, Greece, Rome, and Amsterdam and had the time of my life.

How can this program be improved?
The wifi in the dorms. Was not happy about my wifi. It took about 3 months before I could use it without having to be in a specific part of my apartment.
Response from University College Cork

Thank you so much for your review, Kim! I'll be sure to mention your WiFi comment to my coworkers at UCC.

-Caela Provost
US Rep

Yes, I recommend this program


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University College Cork is an institution that combines all the best aspects of research, academic excellence, Irish history and culture, student safety and welfare, and a vibrant campus life to create an exceptional study abroad experience. From our...