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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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
Application Fee: 200
Program Description:


*Program pending approval and subject to change

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

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 3341/5323 -- Irish Literature and ENG 3329/5395 -- Irish Mythology). The program includes weekly excursions to cultural sites in Ireland; in 2019 we will visit Kilmainham Gaol (Dublin), Newgrange, Ross Castle, the Dingle Peninsula, the Rock of Cashel 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.


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 is a city of 200,000 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. Participants must complete the required online application and be officially admitted to the program.

Program Dates

Departure from U.S. July 6, 2019
First day of classes abroad July 8, 2019
Last day of classes abroad August 8, 2019
Return to U.S. August 10, 2019


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: $4,468 (Undergraduate) | $4,768 (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 February 15, 2019) $200 Non-refundable application fee
March 1, 2019 $300 Non-refundable program deposit
May 30, 2019 $2,300
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 30 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

A typical class day begins at 8:30 with the first of the program's two courses. Classes end at 12:30, leaving students the rest of the day to complete classwork, travel, or visit the city. On group excursion days, we travel together in a bus hired by the program.

Academic Goals

As should be the case for any study abroad program, participants should gain deeper insights into the material they study and the assignments they complete by interacting directly with the country and locations that are the focus of our courses. To facilitate this goal, we ensure that all readings and field exercises are tied to the program's required excursions and cultural activities.

Estimated Additional Expenses Not Included in Total Cost

Airfare $1,400
Meals $2,100 
Books, supplies, and miscellaneous expenditures $500


International Education Fee Scholarship

All eligible students are encouraged to apply for the International Education Fee Scholarship. Scholarship applications will be accepted from November 15, 2018 until February, 1 2019.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.