Travel & County Cork Information

Currency

Ireland is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro (€). Exchange rates with the U.S. dollar fluctuate; review current rates online.

Travel Itinerary

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.

Lodging

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.

Documents

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.

Cork Information

Visit Discover Ireland’s “County Cork” tourism guide for detailed information about County Cork and Cork City, location of your host institution, University College Cork (UCC). 

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Important Links

Travel Document Information
US Dept of State
: Guidelines & requirements for international travel
Embassy of Ireland: Visa & travel information for foreign travelers

Travel and Cork Information
Killarney Guest House: Lodging in Cork
Covington Travel: Optional travel agency

Study Abroad Handbooks
Although designed for summer, most details apply
Study Abroad Handbook
Orientation & Safety

Program Contacts

Dr. Patricia Strait
Chair, Human Resource Management program

Ms. Gretchen Flynn Morris
Coordinator, Human Resource Management program

School of Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
University of Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8133