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College of A&S - July in Ireland
Cork, Ireland; Galway, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
College Sponsored
OU Sponsoring College:
College of Arts & Sciences
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Hotel or Guesthouse, Student Dormitories
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Study Abroad Adviser: Karen Elmore
University Name:
University College Cork Study Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:

Program Highlights

Location:  Cork, Ireland, with excursions to other locations
Leaders:  Julia Ehrhardt (Honors College) and George Cusack, (Expository Writing/English)
Housing:  University dormitory suites, shared hotel rooms on excursions
Excursions:   Various sites in West Cork County, Galway, Sligo and others to be determined
Independent Travel Time:  At least one 3-day weekend

This program works well for majors in English, other humanities, and those from any major who need upper division electives.

Projected 2017 Dates

Thursday, June 29     Depart the U.S.
Friday,  June 30        Arrive in Ireland (Shannon airport)
Friday, July 28          Last day of classes
Saturday, July 29      Check-out of dorms and depart Ireland


  • ENGL 3023 Felons of our Land:  Criminals and Revolutionaries in Irish Literature  (Dr. Cusack)
  • CAS 3900  Irish Food:  History and Culture (Dr. Ehrhardt)
Both of the courses above can count toward the Irish Studies Minor Information at OU.

Program Design

The program begins with arrival at the Shannon airport, followed by four days of touring.  This allows students to acclimate as they learn about Irish culture and history before the formal classes begin.  The rest of the program is based in Cork, with excursions to other parts of the country.  Classes meet morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday, except for the final week, when there may be Friday class meetings.  One 3-day weekend held open for independent travel.  The 2017 July Ireland Information Sheet provides more details.

Program Requirements

  • 2.5 OU cumulative GPA at the time of application
  • ENGL 1113
  • Passport valid through six months after program ends, or a copy of a receipt showing that an application has been submitted. (U.S. passport application)
  • One faculty recommendation, submitted electronically as part of the application process
Open to all OU students who meet the requirements. Not restricted to Arts and Sciences majors.


  • In Cork, University College Cork's Victoria Mills or similar facility
  • Shared hotel rooms on overnight excursions

Money Matters

It is each applicant's responsibility to share information about cost with family members who need to know and understand how the payment system works.

Arts and Sciences summer programs require a $200 non-refundable deposit at the time of application.  That amount is deducted from the program fee. More information on how to pay the deposit is included in the online application documents. The 2017 July Ireland Estimated Budget will help students compare programs and plan for study abroad. Costs are subject to change based on the currency exchange rate and the number of participants.

Except for summer tuition and fees billed through the Bursar’s Office, all payments for this program are due before the end of the Spring 2016 semester.

There are a number of scholarships available for study abroad students.  Below is a partial list to get you started.

Get Started

When applications are open, an "Apply Now" button will show at the top and bottom of this brochure.  Interested students need to attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad, and schedule an appointment with Karen Elmore, College of Arts and Sciences International Programs Coordinator.  Both things are required for a complete application.

A College of Arts and Sciences Faculty-led Program
Karen L. Elmore, Director of Arts and Sciences International Programs 
232 Ellison Hall
Phone: 325-4716
For an advising appointment, go to:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission 06/30/2017 07/29/2017
NOTE: Participants need to depart the U.S. on June 29, 2017 to arrive at the Shannon, Ireland airport on June 30. The last day of classes is July 28, with check-out from the dorms on July 29. Students should not purchase tickets until given instructions by their study abroad adviser.

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

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.