International Field Study

Cork Ireland – Global Leadership on the Emerald Isle – F23

Join Be World Ready this fall and experience the magic, enchantment, and beauty of Ireland!  Known for its lush green landscape and rolling hills, Ireland is truly a magical and enchanting land where fairies exist and leprechauns roam.

Arrive in Dublin and board your private transportation to begin your Irish adventure with a visit to the Cliffs of Moher! Take in the incredible landscape along the way and see for yourself why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. Travel to Galway, Cork, Dublin and visit famous sights such as Jameson Distillery and Blarney Castle. If you are feeling lucky, kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of gab before engaging in thought provoking activities and seminars with your peers at the Munster Technical University.

They say that seeing is believing, and what better way to learn why Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle other than to sign up today and put travel and enhanced education on your calendar this Fall! Ireland is waiting for you.

My Advisor
Elisabeth Vint
Study + Work Abroad Advisor
Phone: 905-735-2211 x 3669
Location: Daniel J. Patterson Campus

DAY 1: Saturday, October 21, 2023

The day has finally arrived, and you are Ireland bound! Travel to Toronto Pearson International Airport to join your fellow Niagara College peers to board your Air Transat flight to Dublin. Sit back, relax, and try to catch a few winks on this overnight flight as the adventure begins in the morning.

DAY 2: Sunday, October 22, 2023

Rub the sleep from your eyes and don your finest green, you have officially touched down in Dublin! Collect your bags and board our private transportation and prepare to begin our adventure by visiting the Cliffs of Moher before making our way to Galway for the night!

These visually spectacular cliffs formed more than 320 million years ago! Rising out of the Atlantic waters reaching a staggering 700+ feet in height at O’Brien’s Tower, they run for nearly 14 kilometers along the coast of Clare and help to form part of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark. After we finish visiting this beautiful wonder, we make our way to Galway for the night where you will have time to grab a bit to eat, enjoy an evening walk or sleep!

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Overnight Galway

Included Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Monday, October 23, 2023

Wake up and pinch yourocrself because it’s not a dream – you’re in Galway! Take the morning to explore on your own before boarding your private transportation early afternoon to Cork! Maybe consider adding a little Ed Sheerhan to your playlist as you stroll the beautiful streets and learn of the stories they tell. Known for its near constant festival-like atmosphere, Galway ranks as the cultural capital of Ireland and is home to 10% of the country’s Irish speakers.

Enroute to Cork, we toast to being in Ireland by visiting the Jameson Distillery in Midleton for a tour and tasting! No trip to Ireland would be complete without learning some of the rich heritage of one of their most famous whiskeys! After our tour concludes, we head to Cork where we will spend the next 5 nights making incredible memories and expanding our global classroom with our academic partners at Munster Technological University.

  • Travel to Cork
  • Visit Jameson Distillery Middleton

Included Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

After a delicious and hearty Irish breakfast, meet your fellow NC classmates in the lobby to depart for Munster Technological University where we will begin with a campus tour of one of Europe’s leaders in innovation. After our tour, we will begin our educational sessions. The incredible topics that we will learn about this week are still under development so stay tuned!

The evening will be spent enjoying live music and a group dinner at Oliver Plunkett. This traditional Irish pub named after the famous Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork City is famous for the atmosphere built on music and dance that has long been a sweet spot for many looking for a great night out.

  • Sessions at MTU
  • Oliver Plunkett

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: Wednesday, October 25, 2023

We return to MTU for another day in our global classroom where we will participate in thought provoking discussion and continue our educational journey towards global leadership. Topics of discussion and industry visits have planning underway so stay tuned for more updates!

Get ready for a very exciting evening as we head to the Cork City Gaol (jail) for a private tour, scavenger hunt, team building exercises and dinner! Cork is a city with a very rich historical and archaeological heritage much of it still in evidence today. The Cork City Gaol is a magnificent castle-like building which once housed 19th century prisoners. Take a trip back in time and wander through the wings of the Gaol, accompanied by the shuffling feet of inmates and the jingle of the warden’s keys. The cells are furnished with amazingly life-like wax figures and graffiti on the cell walls reveals the innermost feelings of some inmates. The audio-visual show will help you learn about the social history and contrasting lifestyles of 19th century Cork. This evening will surely be one you do not forget and will be the beginning of many future conversational icebreakers when you tell people all about the night you had dinner in jail!

  • Sessions at MTU
  • Visit Cork City Gaol

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Fuel up for the day with another delicious breakfast at the Kingsley before heading back to MTU to partake in more amazing educational sessions and incredible industry visits in the afternoon.

Enjoy a free evening to try some amazing food and explore this beautiful city!

  • Sessions at MTU
  • Free evening

Included Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7: Friday, October 27, 2023

Wake up and seize the day for our last sessions and industry visits at MTU! Cheers to the new friends we have made and memorable lessons and experiences that will stay with us always!

  • Sessions at MTU
  • Free evening

Included Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Your last full day in Ireland will be spent visiting one of the most famous historical sites in the world – The Blarney Castle! Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftans, the castle has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Found at the top of the tower is the legendary Stone of Eloquence. Try your luck and kiss the Blarney Stone to be blessed with the gift of gab. You will never be lost for words again!

After departing the Blarney Castle, we return to Dublin where we will spend our final night together as a group, reflecting on the incredible things that we have learned this week. Enjoy your final evening in Dublin and unite with your fellow peers aboard a battery powered barge for a private farewell dinner at the Canal Boat Restaurant. Sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery, delicious food, and some live music while watching the crew operate manual locks as you sail up and down the canal. Sláinte!

  • Return to Dublin
  • Visit Blarney Castle & Stone
  • Dinner cruise

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: Sunday, October 29, 2023

Board your private transportation for the final time as you head to the Dublin Airport. Board your flight on Air Transat and take in one final aerial view of the Emerald Isle and reflect on your amazing experience on your way home to Toronto.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Disclaimers: Be World Ready does their best to execute the itinerary as outlined above, however all elements are subject to change based on availability or requirement to adapt due to circumstances outside of our control. Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to research the entry requirements to the destination countries visited per their nationality and vaccination status.

* Price per student is in Canadian Dollars and reflects the Be World Ready (BWR) grant which has been applied to the total trip cost to heavily subsidize the rate per person for our Fall 2023 International Field Studies (IFS). Our future IFS BWR grants will not remain this high. To qualify for the full value of the BWR grant applied to this IFS, mandatory training and tasks are required to be completed, training and task expectations will be clearly communicated by BWR staff upon registration. Failure to complete the requirements as outlined by BWR staff will result in the value of the grant being billed back to the applicable student account, up to a maximum of $2500. Securing your seat on this trip will occur on a first come, first serve basis based on registration date, and meeting payment timelines.


  • Round-trip direct flights, including 1 checked bag (maximum weight is 23kg/50lb and maximum size is 158cm/62 linear inches)
  • Accommodations (tourist class)*
  • Travel Insurance
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Exposure to topics such as social entrepreneurship, the connection to environment and business and human resource management
  • Ground Transportation
  • Industry Site Visits
  • Jameson Distillery Tour
  • Oliver Plunkett Dinner & Show
  • Cork City Gaol Tour
  • Blarney Castle Tour
  • Rate per student is inclusive of taxes and fees

Not Included

  • Visa Fees (if necessary)
  • Passport (or any associated costs)
  • Meals not outlined in the daily itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Souvenirs
  • Departure taxes (otherwise known as an Exit Tax) or additional fees for items not noted as included, if applicable. Example of additional fees could be overweight baggage.

*Standard accommodations are twin share (double occupancy) where possible. Dormitory style accommodations may be shared with multiple students (up to 8) of the same gender. Single occupancy may be requested and a single supplement charge will be applicable. Requests cannot be guaranteed. Please email [email protected] for more details.


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*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

$1900 (BWR Grant Applied)

TRIP DATE 10/21/2023





This opportunity is available to all full-time and part-time Niagara College students currently enrolled in any program.



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*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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