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Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle

Cork, Ireland

Arrive Date:  June 18, 2019    End Date:  July 23, 2019

Program Overview

Take Biological Sciences 2A, Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth, at the beautiful, historic University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. This five-week program will be taught by UCC faculty with oversight by UC Davis faculty and will include field trips on the biology and culture of Ireland, to local landmarks, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin. UCC has a world-class department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and is one of Ireland’s top universities. Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and is home to a vibrant community that combines a welcoming, small-town feel with the amenities of a cosmopolitan center. The location also facilitates easy air travel to European capitals for independent travel.

In the News: "Biology on the Emerald Isle: Study Abroad Program Provides Transformative Experiences" 

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  40

Program Coordinator Ashley Arvanites


Biological Sciences (BIS) 2AIntroduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (5 units) 

Biological Sciences (BIS) 198. Directed Group Study (3 units, P/NP) 

Program Highlights

  • Take BIS2A with only 40 other students rather than in the large lecture format on campus.
  • Explore fundamental concepts in biology with the assistance of the expert faculty at the University College Cork.
  • Discover Ireland’s breathtaking southern coast, learn Irish dance and listen to Irish music.
  • Tour the great diversity of geographies, from the rugged coastlines of Southern Ireland, to the bustling harbor of Cobh to the cultural center of Cork.

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