Travel & County Cork Information
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The program leaders will make their travel itinerary available to participants well in advance of the travel experience. Those who wish to match their travel schedule may do so. Students may book airfare through Covington Travel or make their own travel arrangement using discounts and miles. Transportation from airport to Killarney House will be by taxi. The cost of the taxi is approximately €21. With three students in a taxi average cost per student is €7.
- Students will depart the U.S. on Saturday, March 9, 2013, and arrive in Cork on Sunday.
- Classes will be held March 11-15.
- Students will depart Cork and arrive in the U.S. on Saturday, March 16.
Participants will be housed in The Killarney Guest House, directly across from the University College Cork campus. A full Irish Breakfast is included each day, and free wifi is available in all guest rooms. Single and double occupancies are available (a premium fee applies to single occupancy rooms). All rooms include a bathroom en suite.
Travel documents and requirements may differ based on the nationality of participants. Students are responsible for completing all university forms and obtaining all needed travel documents (passport and visa if necessary).
- U.S. Citizens: U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. passport for international travel.
- First-time applicants for a U.S. passport should be aware of the advance time required to apply
- U.S. citizens will receive a tourist visa upon arrival in Ireland; no visa paperwork need be filed ahead of time.
- The U.S. Department of State provides information for international travel.
- Non-U.S. Citizens: The Embassy of Ireland provides entry requirements for non-U.S. nationals.