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IFSA-University College Cork

Program Location Cork, Ireland
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34010
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Program Costs Financial Aid
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IFSA-University College Cork
University College Cork offers the best of traditional scholarship and cutting-edge technology in a beautiful, friendly city. The people of Cork are notoriously hospitable and talkative, and this friendliness carries over into the welcoming nature of the university. The beautiful wooded campus offers banks, bars, a sports complex, and outdoor playing fields and is set on the western edge of the city of Cork, so you'll only have to cross a few bridges to check out all the city has to offer.

UCC has an exciting summer social program to introduce you to the distinctive traditions and character of the region, including literary and historical tours of Cork, field trips, lectures on the regional cuisine of the province Munster, and traditional Irish music concerts. The expertise of established scholars in literature, history, archaeology, Irish language and music will be well represented in a program of morning lectures, afternoon seminars, and a series of field trips. For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


IFSA-University College Cork

The program is open to all Purdue undergraduates who have completed two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

In 2018, the theme will be "Wisdom sown in tears and blood: rebellion and identity in Irish History and Anglo-Irish Literature." Students will explore the foundation of Irish identity, the quest for political independence, and how literature and art help to create a modern identity.

The theme for this program changes every year, but always has a two-week focus on history and a two-week focus on literature. 

Students will receive a maximum of 5 U.S. semester credit hours (2.5 U.S. semester credits in Irish literature and 2.5 U.S. semester credits in Irish history) for completion of the UCC summer program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Program fee includes tuition, International Student Identity Card, on-site orientation, emergency medical insurance, and various day trips and cultural activities.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$4,195.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Books and Supplies$50.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$625.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
IFSA-Butler offers a monthly payment plan option for its fees as well as scholarships. Please see its website for more information.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
IFSA-University College Cork

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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