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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 08/10/2019 08/19/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Undergraduate Credit Offered: UC Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Summer Program Lead Faculty: Christopher Cooper
Program Advisor: Bene Khoury
Program Description:

Program Overview

This course will expose students to Irish professional culture through a series of site visits to industry partners and places of historic significance in Dublin and Cork. Students will prepare for the excursion through participation in several pre-departure sessions and activities, which will introduce students to Irish industry and its historical evolution, leading to the country’s current export-driven economy. These sessions will also provide students with a broad overview of Irish culture and professional/cultural etiquette. 

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LocationIreland Cooper

Dublin - Dublin is Ireland's capital and has a population of approximately two million people. It's an international city and houses the European Headquarters of industry giants like Facebook, Google, and Accenture. Aside from the conveniences of any large city, Dublin boasts an impressive range of historical sites, such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral, the infamous Kilmainham Gaol (Jail), and the Guinness Storehouse. 

Cork - Cork is a 2.5 hour train ride from Dublin. Although it's a university town, Cork moves at a much slower pace than Dublin. This doesn't mean that there isn't a ton to see, like Blarney Castle, University College Cork, and the English Market. Cork also hosts and impressive array of companies with a focus on Information Technology and Pharmaceuticals. 

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Who Can Participate?

Preference will be given to undergraduate Engineering, Business, Communication, Design students

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Ireland Cooper 2Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in PD2060 (Ireland), Industry, Culture, and Professional Practice Abroad for 3 Credit Hours in summer 2019.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Chris Cooper is an Assistant Professor and Computer Science Faculty Co-op Advisor in the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Cooper is actively involved in the development of short- and long-term international experiential learning opportunities in several countries and has co-led a yearly study tour to Japan since 2013.


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Living Arrangements

Students will be expected to share rooms with other students while taking the course. Accommodations will likely be traditional hotel rooms with private bathrooms, but there is a possibility that students will be expected to use a shared bathroom. Hotels in Ireland typically do not offer air conditioning; however, the weather is typically mild. 

Note that traditional US two or three prong plugs will not fit outlets in Ireland. Please purchase a Type G voltage adapter or two to bring along. Some appliances, such as electric razors, curling irons, etc, may require voltage converters, but cell phones and laptops do not.

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Getting There

The group will travel together to Ireland. The group will depart from CVG airport to Dublin International Airport (DUB). Airfare is included in the program fee. 

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Program CostsIreland Cooper 3

  2019 Program Cost:  $3950
                                      -$200 UC International Scholarship

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded an $200 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). 

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Chris Cooper
ELCE, Steger Student Life Center

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This program is currently not accepting applications.