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.
Students studying abroad will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room and board, or the Wheaton technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees and international insurance. Students will pay costs directly to their study abroad university. Please note that this may or may not include a meal plan. Students will book and pay for their own flights.
Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December).
Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay their study abroad university for room and board charges.
Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet
can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your university’s visiting or international student website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322