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Bio Sci 2A on the Emerald Isle

Cork, Ireland

Arrive Date:  June 16, 2020    End Date:  July 22, 2020

Program Overview

Take Biological Sciences 2A in beautiful Ireland at University College Cork (UCC). The course will be taught by UCC faculty with oversight by UC Davis faculty. UCC, one of Ireland’s top schools, features a world-class department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Cork, the second largest city in Ireland, is a vibrant community that combines a welcoming small-town feel with such amenities of a cosmopolitan center, as easy travel by air to European capitals. The five-week program includes field trips for exploring the biology and culture of Ireland, local landmarks like the Burren and Cliffs of Moher, and Dublin.

In the News: "Biology on the Emerald Isle: Study Abroad Program Provides Transformative Experiences" 

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  40

Program Coordinator:  Ashley Arvanites


Biological Sciences (BIS) 2AIntroduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (5 units) 

Biological Sciences (BIS) 198. Directed Group Study (3 units, P/NP) 

Program Highlights

  • Take BIS2A with only 40 other students rather than in the large lecture format on campus.
  • Explore fundamental concepts in biology with the assistance of the expert faculty at the University College Cork.
  • Discover Ireland’s breathtaking southern coast, learn Irish dance and listen to Irish music.
  • Tour the great diversity of geographies, from the rugged coastlines of Southern Ireland, to the bustling harbor of Cobh to the cultural center of Cork.

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