Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Ireland
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
University College Cork is a leading university in Ireland, especially in the fields of biological sciences. The city of Cork bears the strength and scars of the industrial revolution and mass emigration, along with the beauty and history of the Celtic peoples evident in the surrounding county. The University is within walking distance of downtown Cork and most main attractions such as the Cork Gaol, and Patrick and Oliver Plunkett Streets.
Students will be staying in single rooms within shared apartments in the university dorms. Kitchens are available in every apartment, and laundry, internet and other amenities are readily available.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
Students will live in apartments with a shared kitchen for preparing their own meals. Several group meals will be provided as part of program activities. More information regarding meals will be available in your Program Specific Guide once available.
Tentative excursions and activities included:
- Overnight trip to Dublin
- Day trip to Cobh and Spike Island
- Afternoon trip to Midleton
- Visit to Kinsale and Tour of Charles fort
- Tour of food research facilities
- Day trip to Country Clare and the Cliffs of Moher
Please note: These activities and excursions are tentative and subject to change.
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
From Lonely Planet Ireland:
“A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a timeless, age-caressed landscape and a fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome.” Read more
Currency: Euro (EURO)
Language Spoken: English and Irish
Ireland has a temperate maritime climate. The weather changes and can be unpredictable. Be prepared for plenty of rain, but also expect some occasional warm spells during the summer months. Average temperatures for June/ July are 50s, high 60s. Bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort. There will be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a rain jacket, poncho, or umbrella.