Fall 2019 Participant
I loved the people that I was able to meet. I met other students from across the country and the world. The relationships I formed while studying abroad are an extra layer deep because I got to travel with the people that I was lucky enough to meet and room with. The opportunity to be immersed in Irish culture was also enhanced by joining a club that was very involved. They welcomed me with open arms and were excited to share their sport and way of life with me. It was such a unique experience I wouldn't take it back for anything!
Jorden Nicole Matney-McCorkle, Spring 2016 Participant
I would encourage future students to become involved in the different activities on campus as well as throughout the city. There are plenty of events that provide students the opportunity to expand their knowledge, learn about the culture, and develop some life long friendships. Don't be afraid to try something new.
Spring 2020 Participant
The situations where I had to put myself out there and meet new people were the most rewarding. The program hosts a variety of events specifically for international students, so attending those was a great way to meet other people who were studying abroad in Cork. I met other Americans this way along with people from Germany, France, Australia, etc.