University College Cork is one of the four universities that make up the National University of Ireland. Founded in 1845, it educates undergraduates and graduate students in a broad range of academic disciplines. It is well known worldwide for its excellence as a teaching and research institution, and draws its student body from around the world.
The International Education Office (IEO) serves more than 2,400 international students for the University, helping them to integrate into the academic culture of UCC and of Ireland. The IEO provides information on application processes, university matters, accommodation and many other topics before students arrive. Once students are in Cork, the IEO actively supports them through advising and social events during their stay. Interns accepted for a placement in the International Education Office integrate fully into the day to day life of the office, and join in assisting international students enrolled at UCC.