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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: English
Minimum Texas State GPA: 2 Type of Housing: Apartment
Academic Field: English Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

CORK, Ireland

*Program pending approval and subject to change

For more information, please contact:
Academic Program Director (APD)
Steve Wilson  |  512.245.7680  |

Students must meet with the APD for a pre-application interview. Contact Steve Wilson at to arrange an appointment. Spots fill up early.

Cork, Ireland

What You Will Learn

Texas State in Ireland spends five weeks in Cork, Ireland, where students earn six hours of credit in Advanced English (ENG 3341 -- Irish Literature and ENG 3311 -- Travel Writing). The program includes weekly excursions to cultural sites in Ireland; in recent years students have visited Dublin, the Aran Islands, Ross Castle and Gougane Barra Forest Park. Students also attend local concerts and plays. Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30, allowing students ample free time for travel in Cork and Ireland, as well as to nearby cities such as London and Paris.

The City

Located in south-central Ireland, Cork City is a cultural center of southern Ireland, home to the beautiful landscapes that for many people epitomize Ireland: rugged cliffs, ruined medieval castles, sweeping green valleys, miles of wild coastline and isolated beaches, and small colorful villages. Cork, Ireland is a city of 150,000 people. During the summer, the city sponsors outdoor concerts, festivals and art exhibits. Although there is plenty to discover in Ireland, from Cork one can catch inexpensive flights to England and countries on the Continent. Classes are held on the campus of University College-Cork.

Program Criteria

Students must meet with the APD for a pre-application interview. Contact Steve Wilson at to arrange an appointment.

Program Dates

Departure from U.S. July 7, 2018
First day of classes abroad July 9, 2018
Last day of classes abroad August 9, 2018
Return to U.S. August 11, 2018


Course Options

ENG 3329 Mythology
ENG 3341 Studies in World Literature
ENG 5323 Studies in Autobiography and Biography
ENG 5395 Problems in Language and Literature



Cost: $4,485 (Undergraduate) | $4,785 (Graduate)
Cost includes:

  • $200 non-refundable application fee
  • $300 non-refundable program deposit
  • Tuition and fees for six hours of university credit
  • Lodging
  • Scheduled visits and excursions
  • International Insurance (health and travel assistance)

Payment Schedule

With Application (on or before Novemeber 30, 2017) $200 Non-refundable application fee
December 15, 2017 $300 Non-refundable program deposit
May 31, 2018 $2,365
Program fees

*Please add an additional $50 per credit hour for graduate courses.
Students must have satisfied one of the payment options offered by Student Business Services by the May 31, 2018 deadline.


Tentative Activities

Potential groups excursions to such places as Dublin, Gougane Barra Forest Park, Ross Castle, the Dingle Peninsula and the Aran Islands (final excursions to be determined).

Typical day in the program

Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 8:30 to 12:30. Most weekday afternoons, Fridays and weekends are free, except for weekly group excursions.

Academic Goals

Classes are designed to introduce students to the culture and history of Ireland, as well to help them investigate and reflect on their experiences abroad.?

Estimated additional expenses not included in total cost: 

Estimated international airfare: $1,300
Additional meals: $300
Books and supplies:  $50

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.