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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
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Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Terms Offered: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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Be inspired by the history, culture, scenery, and courses of UCC

Located on the south coast, in Ireland's second city, University College Cork offers independent thinking, vibrant college life, and stunning surrounding scenery. Its beautiful campus combines a gothic revival style main Quadrangle building with modern student amenities, classroom buildings and laboratories, and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. University College Cork (UCC) is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the QS world university rankings.

There are many unique academic opportunities at UCC from business, economics, and science to traditional Irish dance and music, folklore, and literature. In the QS World University rankings by subject, UCC has ranked highly for Nursing, Agriculture and Forestry, Law, English Language and Literature, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Medicine. In addition, UCC has been nationally ranked first among Irish universities for engineering (electrical and electronic) and environmental sciences. The Cork University Business School is one of the largest in Ireland and is dually accredited by the AACSB and AMBA professional bodies. There are many unique academic opportunities at UCC in a wide array of subject areas. Music is a particular strength and many Arcadia students take music courses at UCC in areas ranging from jazz to African and Asian music to traditional Irish music. 

You’ll find over 80 societies and clubs to choose from and the indoor sports facility, the Mardyke Arena, has recently undergone a €16 million redevelopment and is now one of the leading indoor sports facilities in Ireland.

  • Optional pre-session courses for international students at Cork complement the fall semester and involve extensive fieldwork.
  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.
  • UCC ranks highly in many areas, among them graduate employability, and is the top Irish university for highly cited researchers and research impact. 
  • UCC is the first university in the world to be awarded the International Green Flag for Environmental Friendliness.
  • Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses, through Arcadia's planned excursions and activities.

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.