International, Vie étudiante
Cork - Ireland

MY CAMPUS & SCHOOL

During this study mobility, we had the pleasure of attending the University College Cork (UCC) located in the heart of Cork City. With the difficult health situation, we only had distance learning through Microsoft Teams. Despite this, we were still able to visit the campus and spend some time there, it is really big but above all very pleasant !
The mentality of the students at UCC is totally different from the one of the French students, it is really good to live at UCC !  
 

MY COURSES & ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All three of us were in the Marketing major at Grenoble IAE, for this reason we all took mostly Marketing and Management courses (with sometimes one or two subjects related to sustainable development or an opening subject).
All our courses were held remotely: the professors gave either live lectures with student interaction or recorded lectures that we had to watch on our own. UCC did a great job of organizing their courses! The professors are really nice, they don't hesitate to help you if you don't understand something or if you need anything. They are really friendly and are always very happy to welcome foreign students !
For international students, UCC has an international service dedicated exclusively to Erasmus students. This international service sends regular news of competitions, activities, news, events... to help integrate international students ! 

WHAT I LIKED MOST

Despite the two and a half months of strict lockdown that we had when we arrived, we greatly appreciated the mentality of the Irish people, the city of Cork in general which is really very nice, meeting new students of other nationalities and of course travelling ! We had the chance to do two road trips, the landscapes of Ireland are just spectacular !

WHAT I LIKED LEAST

The distance learning courses because it took us a little while to really understand the Irish and their accent (it's not a myth), the lack of student atmosphere because of COVID-19 and the cost of living in general which is quite high.
Mis à jour le  13 septembre 2021