Cork is a city in south-west Ireland, in the province of Munster. With a population of 190,384, Cork is the second biggest city in Ireland, and is world renowned for its traditional and welcoming atmosphere.
While studying at ICOT, Cork, you will have the opportunity to explore Cork city and county with excursions organized to various local attractions and of course to our famous Irish pubs. Sample the music and culture of Cork while practicing the new language skills you are learning at the College.

Some of the top things to do in Cork

English Market

Cobh

Blarney Castle

Fitzgerald Park

ICOT College Cork

If you are a foodie you can visit the world-famous English Market which is a 3-minute walk from the College. Around the corner from The English Market is Patrick Street which is a shopper’s paradise. If history is your thing you can visit historic buildings such as Elizabeth Fort, St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and the celebrated Shandon Bells which are all conveniently located nearby. If art and culture is your cup of tea, you can take in an exhibition at the Crawford Gallery or UCC’s Glucksman gallery, or see a show at the Cork Opera House or The Everyman Palace Theatre.

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Centrally located campus

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Students from all around the world

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Staff prepared to help you

Your experience with ICOT will be unique!

Our modern classrooms are a perfect space for learning, and are equipped with TV’s, high-quality loudspeakers, comfortable chairs and wi-fi. In addition to English classes, we also provide a large number of extra lessons such as pronunciation classes, conversation classes, and Irish culture classes free of charge. As well as selling a variety of snacks, our canteen has a microwave and an electric kettle for our students to use and has a comfortable seating area for you to relax and enjoy your snacks in! Students also have access to our on-site library which is stocked with a wide variety of books and learning resources for you to take advantage of, as well as a computers for you to use.

Studying abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Not only will you improve your English language skills, but you will meet lots of new people, and discover things about yourself that you never knew existed. You will learn to appreciate those rainy days when you see how green the land is because of it, and you will have the whole island, and in fact, the whole of Europe, at your doorstep to explore.

Karen Bonner

Director of Studies in Cork

An exchange adds a new chapter in your life in which you will be able to improve not only your English but also your cultural knowledge by taking part in this friendly Irish community and being able to meet people from around the world.

Raquel Galante

Assistant Director of Studies in Cork

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