Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cork, Ireland
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
The Drexel in Ireland, Summer Writing Workshop program is a unique opportunity that allows Drexel students to spend 4 weeks living and studying in Cork, Ireland. It is open to all majors, particularly students interested in Creative Writing, Literature, and Performing Arts. It is run in partnership with the University of New Orleans "UNO" (UNO is also Drexel’s partner for the Prague, Rome, and Montpellier programs). All courses are taught in an interactive and experiential way, incorporating site visits and field trips so that the classroom extends into the city itself.
This program features writing workshops with exceptional faculty and guests, as well as UNO's famous reading series and excursions to nearby historic sites, like the strategically important military and fishing port of Kinsale and the imposing 17th Century Charles Fort, only an hour bus ride from Cork.
Read Drexel study abroad student's Cork online travel magazine or watch Drexel student's Cork preview video about the program.
Cork (Irish: Corcaigh, from corcach, meaning "marsh") is the second largest city in Ireland. It is the administrative center of County Cork and the largest city in Munster province. Metropolitan Cork has a population of about 400,000. County Cork is sometimes called "the Rebel County," and residents will refer to the city as the "real capital of Ireland" and themselves as the "Rebels." The county was home to Michael Collins, the famous IRA leader of the early 20th century.The city is built on the River Lee, with the city center located on the island created by its two channels. Cork Harbor is one of the world's largest natural harbors, with quays and docks along the banks.
Students will be in Cork during the heart of their annual Midsummer Festival, a two-week city-wide celebration of summer. The festival combines the best of local, national, and international arts and culture for a memorable event you won't want to miss.
Program Excursions: Students participate in a day trip of the area surrounding the City of Cork, including Cobh, Blarney, and Kinsale, as well as a weekend trip to the Irish capital of Dublin. Students will stay in campus apartments at University College Dublin, with easy access to the city centre. In addition to course and program-specific activities, there will be plenty of time to explore the Guinness brewery, Trinity College, the James Joyce House, the Irish writer's museum, and many of the other attractions in one of the world's great literary and cultural centers. These excursions are required for all students and are included in the program fee.
|Program Start Date||06/20/2017|
|Program End Date||07/22/17|
2016 PROGRAM FEE: $1,150
* Payment 1 due with application (no later than March 1st): $500 deposit (refunded if not accepted into the program)
* Payment 2 due no later than April 1st: $650 (non refundable)
For students applying after April 1: final payment of $1,550 MUST be submitted at the time of the application.
Included in the program fee:
* Apartment style accommodation
* Class field trips, entrance fees
* Day trip around County Cork
*Weekend excursion to Dublin, including lodging and transportation
* Onsite staff during the length of the program
*Lunch on class days
*Opening and closing receptions
*Weekly film screenings
NOT included in program fee:
Round trip airfare, most meals, books, optional excursions, spending money, emergency insurance, miscellaneous.
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2017||03/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||06/20/2017||07/22/2017|
|NOTE: Priority deadline: January 15th. Applications completed after January 15th will be reviewed after the final March 1st deadline.|
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