Considered one of Ireland's most beautiful cities, Cork is a destination full of culture to be explored while you learn. Experience its charming beauty and warm welcome.
Only 2 hours from Dublin, by public transport, the city has its centre in an island in the River Lee. Due to the size, it is easy to walk around the city, along the banks of the River Lee and through the famous gardens of Fitzgerald’s Park. One of Cork's main attractions is St. Anne’s Church, built in 1722, and is one of the country's most celebrated churches.
Castles dominate Irish architecture and it is worth visiting Blackrock Castle, which is on the banks of the River Lee. The world famous Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s most famous tourist places to visit (where you have to kiss the famous stone!) is also very close.
Music is always present in the city on the streets and in it's bars, and there is a jazz festival in late October every year.
Culture in any Irish city will include pubs! In Cork there many pubs with live musics and great local food and sample the famous local ale called Murphy's Irish Stout.
If you love food - look no further than the English Market in the centre of the city, which started operating in 1788. Visit to try and buy delicious locally produced food.
One of the most important universities in Ireland, University College Cork (UCC), is in the city centre and the campus has an observatory, a library and a church that is open to the public.
Cork offers an excellent opportunity for international students to experience Irish culture and explore this fascinating country. Cork has a main international airport, linking many European countries you can visit during your time abroad.
Active Centre of English Training (ACET), is a great language school in central Cork and offers several courses and programs for different ages and goals. It also has an extensive social program to provide memorable experiences you will remember forever.