Open to Pitzer students only. Program options subject to change.
Program Title: ISEP Direct: University College Cork
Location: Cork, Ireland
Host Website: ISEP Study Abroad- University College Cork
University Website: Visiting Students at University College, Cork
Description: University College Cork is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world, and offers strong course options in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Science, Education, History, Music, Theatre, and Irish Studies.
Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. ISEP requires students to have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors, but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available.
At least one area studies course is strongly recommended before departure. Other general preparation options include: Culture and Society, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If accepted by Pitzer, students will complete the ISEP Direct application. If accepted by ISEP, students will then complete the University application.
Fall semester: Early September to late December
Spring semester: Mid-January to Mid-May
Full year: Early September to Mid-May
Participants are expected to take one course while abroad that includes content on Irish history, politics, literature or culture, and the Pitzer course MLLC110 Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing via Sakai.
Students will be able to choose modules available to incoming students in the Visiting Students Module Guide. Students can enroll in courses in multiple disciplines and will take an average of 4-6 modules per semester for a maximum of 30 ECTS.
Students must have course flexibility, as registration for specific courses cannot be guaranteed.
Pitzer students must take 30 ECTS, which are equivalent to 4 Pitzer course credits. In addition, students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credits for the writing course via Sakai. (See above under Required Courses.)
Housing and Board Options
Students will live in updated and furnished apartments. Each student will have a single room and share a furnished living area and kitchen, with standard appliances. Pitzer students will receive a meal allowance for purchasing their own groceries or eating at a university cafe on occasion.