About University College Cork
The National University of Ireland campus, University College Cork (UCC), is one of Ireland's oldest and leading teaching and research universities. Founded in the 1840's this beautiful campus reflects its historical heritage in the impressive architecture of the central, campus quad. UCC has eight Faculties ranging from Arts to Science to Law and Medicine. Courses in Irish culture, archaeology, history, and politics offer students an opportunity to explore Ireland's past and its future as part of the European and world communities. UCC boasts a world-renowned Department of Music, which has close ties to Wheaton's Music Department faculty.
Cork (pop. 200,000) is the second largest city in Ireland on the southern coast, resulting in a more temperate climate. With the River Lee as a prominent part of the cityscape, Cork is known as a city of bridges. During the Irish struggle for independence, Cork was an important base for nationalist politics and resistance. Contemporary Cork is influenced by its student population, with lively arts, cultural, social, and sports scenes.
Fall Semester – Early September to mid-December
Spring Semester – Early January to early June
Courses and Credit:
30 UCCork credits per semester earn 4.0 Wheaton credits
Housing & Board:
Housing options available, though not guaranteed on campus. The UCC Accommodation Office will assist students in locating housing.
Click here for the UCC budget worksheet.!
(Estimated personal expenses are available on the UCC website)
Other Items to Note:
- All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation.
- Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program.
- Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322