3 Months Prior to Start Date
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:
$3,750 – $4,450
Cork, Ireland’s second city, known to its people as ‘The Real Capital’, has been listed by The Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 places in the world to visit. A huge accolade for a small place but not surprising given the heart and atmosphere this city embodies. Home to University College Cork, established in 1849 this award-winning institution is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Cork has become an IT hub with many large multinational companies locating in the area. The city also fosters innovation through various entrepreneurship and start-up programs which has resulted in the development of a diverse business eco-system. This offers very interesting opportunities for international interns who want to gain experience in their chosen field. Added to this the stunning Irish coastal landscape within easy reach and a young vibrant population, Cork is a top choice for your internship experience abroad!
⦁ Pre-Departure Orientation including Internship Goal-Setting
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Financial Advising
⦁ On-site Orientation
⦁ Welcome Dinner
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ Regular feedback meetings with EZC Study Abroad representative to track internship goals progress
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ General Assistance and Travel Support
⦁ Farewell Event
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and field trips
⦁ Health and Safety support
⦁ Advantage – Access to EZC’s Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future
Minimum GPA: 2.0
The expert team of advisors at EZC Study Abroad will work with you to clearly define your objectives for your internship. The internship can be based on your chosen field of study but can also be in a different field if you wish to explore this.
EZC Study Abroad has a number of regular host companies that we work with on an ongoing basis and we also source new host companies based on a student’s requirements.
An EZC Study Abroad advisor on the ground in Ireland will hold regular meetings with you (every 2 weeks) to obtain feedback on your internship progress. Meetings will also be held with your supervisor at the host company.
This is a non-credit based internship but credit may be applied by speaking to your home institution beforehand.
Interns may have the opportunity to participate in the International Work Culture Seminars*.
Designed to help students succeed in their internship but also prepare for their future career, seminar topics will vary and cover soft skills, employer hiring practices, improving professional communication skills, building a professional social media profile, and adapting to work environments. Guest speakers and career-focused field trips and activities will be an important part of the experience.
Week 1: Introduction to Working Culture in Ireland
Week 2: Intercultural Communication
Week 3: Guest Lecture – Local Irish Business with a focus on Exports & Internationalization
Week 4: Corporate Social Responsibility
Week 5: Leadership in Business – The Key Components
Week 6: Guest Lecture – Social Entrepreneurship
Week 7: How to present your Intern Abroad experience to prospective employers
Week 8: Social Media & Me – How your online footprint can impact your future career
*Depending on the program dates chosen, interns may participate in the above seminars if they are running during the same period.
Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your internship. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Irish students and interns.
As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Cork city center and you will share with other Irish and international students and interns.
- Shared bedroom: sharing with one other person of same gender *Private bedroom option also available
Kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private bathroom are available at a supplement
Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service
We also offer the opportunity to live with a host family in Cork. This offers a great way to meet and integrate with a local family with the option of having evening meals included. If you would like more information on staying with a host family during your internship please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Life in Cork
Cork is a small city with a big heart. This makes it easy to get around, most areas are within walking distance so there is little need to take public transport. There is a large international community in Cork with many young students from all over the world choosing the city to study abroad in.
On the practical side of things there are plenty of supermarkets and food outlets offering reasonably priced groceries and meals. The famous English Market offers fresh fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and many other food items on a daily basis (closed Sundays).
Irish Music/Dance Night – Experience Irish traditional music and dance at this fun evening event
Gaelic Language Lesson – Learn how to say basic greetings and other useful phrases in Gaelic
Cobh Town Visit & Titanic Experience – Visit the town of Cobh, the last port of the Titanic as well as the award-winning Titanic Experience visitor center
Killarney National Park – Explore this stunning national park with it’s deer roaming freely, the beautiful Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House
Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Intern Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.
The EZC on-site team can be found at our office in Cork city center during business hours:
FEES AND DATES
|Online Application Due Date||3 Months Prior to Arrival|
|Supplemental Documents Deadline||2.5 Months Prior to Arrival|
|Confirmation Deposit Due/Withdraw Deadline||2 Months Prior to Arrival|
|Final Forms & Full Program Fee Due||1 Month Prior to Arrival|
|Optional excursions may be arranged for an additional fee.|
|Price||$3,750 (6 Weeks) – $4,450 (10 Weeks)|
PLEASE NOTE: Single bedroom option is available and the total program price will be $4,100 (6 Weeks) $5,200 (10 Weeks) in this case.
Admissions Status: Currently Accepting Applications
Extra Costs & Living Expenses
At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.
Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – €200 approx.
Personal Expenses (Laundry, Phone, Toiletries) – €350
Food – €750
Personal Travel within Ireland – €175