CORK & Dublin, ireland

International Food Marketing Study Tour - From the Farm to the Fork


Program Description

This course is designed for students who wish to further develop their marketing and business skills by participating in study abroad to the city of Cork and Dublin in partnership with the University College Dublin (UCD) and University College Cork (UCC) housing. These skills include observing government agencies, manufacturers, distilleries, breweries, farmers, retailers, brand marketers, and an advertising agency as they relate to the culture of Ireland. This experience will give the students a 360-degree view of the food industry from the farm to the fork.  Students from the college of business will benefit from the program. The Marketing Study Abroad Program will better prepare students in their professional careers by enhancing their ability to relate to other cultures, and customs as well as give them a frame of reference about the businesses and people of Ireland. The course will include excursions, experiential tours, and lectures in various settings throughout the city of Cork, Dublin and surrounding areas.

Check out last summer's program here!

Program Dates and Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline
(or as space permits)
Start Date/Check-in End Date/Check-out
Summer 2024 February 1, 2024 June 30, 2024 July 19, 2024

Program fee payment deadline:
See details below in program cost section. Program fees cannot be deffered. Plan accordingly. 

Information Sheet

Open to All academic disciplines. Program is open to all business majors. All interested students should apply as soon as possible regardless of business major to get a spot on the interest list. 
Language of Instruction English
Level of Study Undergraduate 
Credit Offered FAU credits
Program Primary Subject Marketing
Sponsoring College College of Business


Program Course Offerings:

  • MAR 4957: Marketing Study Abroad (3 credits)

Course Eligibility & Requirements:

Students participating on the program are required to take MAR 4957 for 3 credits total.

This course will meet remotely prior to the trip and a research paper is due at the end of the course.

Program Eligibility & Requirement

  • Must have a 2.5 overall GPA at the time of application for undergraduate students
  • Must be in good academic standing at the time of application
  • Must be eligible to take FAU courses during the study abroad program term
  • See Policies & Procedures page for more information


In-country Program Faculty Leader: Eileen Acello 

Education Abroad Contact: Brendan Ricahrdson

College of Business, Marketing Instructor Associate Director

Phone number: 610-999-9158

Phone number: 561-297-3227




Travel Documentation

*Important notice* Passport processing times have changed. Review up-to-date details HERE.

Routine processing times can take 10-13 weeks, and expedited applications in 7-9 weeks. Processing times begin when your application is received by a passport agency or center, and do not include mailing times. It may take up to 2 weeks for your application to be received by passport agency, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive your completed passport after agency mails it to you. Therefore, you should add an additional 4 weeks to you passport application processing time. 

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you are traveling anywhere abroad, you need a passport to board an international flight and to enter the country. Passport cards will not be accepted as form of I.D. You may be denied boarding if you travel with a passport that appears damaged or altered.

Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. Check the Country Information to learn about entry and exit requirements for the country or countries in which you are traveling.  

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to renew your passport, or you have any other passport questions, you can find information on the Travel.State.Gov website. In addition, several U.S. Embassies and Consulates provide information to assist applicants in collecting the documentation needed. For a list of Embassies, please visit U.S.


The program begins in the beautiful city of Cork located in the southwest of Ireland, famous for its picturesque scenery and rich history. Then, the program travels to Dublin which is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Dublin is situated on Ireland's east coast where it houses some historic buildings such as Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral.


Participants will be housed in university apartments on the campus of University College Cork in Cork and the University College Dublin in Dublin. Students will have shared apartments with shared kitchen and living space during the program dates. Bed linens will be provided.  



Program Cost and Funding

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information 

  • Students participating on FAU Faculty-led Programs may use eligible financial aid
  • Program participants may be eligible to apply for the FAU Education Abroad Scholarship
  • See additional scholarship and funding information here.


Program Cost

$3,998.00 program fee + tuition for the required program summer course(s). FAU in-state or out-of-state rates apply. 

Program fee payment deadlines: 
1ST PAYMENT:       $1,999.00 due Thursday, February 21, 2024
2ND PAYMENT:      $1,999.0 due Thursday, February 29, 2024

Accepted participants will receive detailed payment instructions from the Education Abroad team via email prior to deadlines. Program fee payments cannot be deferred. Plan accordingly. 

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations from check-in through check-out date in Cork and Dublin
  • Public transportation pass in Cork and Dublin
  • City tour in Cork, West Cork, and Dublin 
  • 10+ group meals
  • Group transportation to site visits
  • Group transportation from Cork to Dublin
  • Visits during Cork dates: Jameson Distillery, Macroom Buffalo tour, Mead, Ornua/Kerrygold Park, Musgrave Food Academy, and more!
  • Visits during Dublin dates: Bord Bia, Retail tour, Orchard Centre, Baileys Talk, Guiness Storehouse, Ad Agency, Kish Fish, Howth Castle Cookery, Kerry Group, and more!
  • International medical insurance

Activities and excursions are subject to change by faculty leader or program provider/vendor if needed. Replacement activity or excursion would be provided.

Program Fee Does Not Include :

  • $200 administrative fee paid at time of application submission
  • International flight
  • Tuition for courses/credits taken on program (FAU in-state and out-of-state rates apply)
  • Personal meals 
  • Personal spending money

Travel Notice - The program begins in the city Cork and ends in the city of Dublin. Students must plan travel abroad accordingly after Education Abroad gives participants permission. The most affordable option may be to book roundtrip airfare to/from Dublin and plan to take the train from Dublin to Cork for the first portion of the program (this transportation would be the participants responsibility). The program includes group transportation from Cork to Dublin where the program ends. Another option is for students to book arrival flight to Cork and departure flight from Dublin. Regardless of how to arrive or depart, you are required to arrive to Cork on June 30 for housinng check-in and check-out of the program accommodations in Dublin on July 19. Airfare booking is the students responsibiltity but DO NOT book airfare until Education Abroad gives permission to do so via email. This will be after all accepted participants have paid the first program fee payment. 

Health, Safety and Travel Documentation

All students must attend pre-departure sessions prior to study abroad. Education Abroad and your program faculty leaders will provide you with further details pertaining to dates, times, and location in the semester before your program. 

1) Mandatory pre-departure orientation hosted by the Education Abroad office. This session will cover general international travel related topics such as health, safety, insurance, and travel tips. 
2) Mandatory pre-departure meeting hosted by program faculty leader. This session will cover program and location specific information such as arrival, expectations, itinerary, and course overview.

International health and travel insurance

All FAU students participating on an FAU Faculty-led Program will be registered in international health and travel insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). This mandatory insurance ensures that students have access to medical and emergency support services while abroad. This is included in the program cost.


  1. Reduced risk of denied entry if a country requires vaccination for entry
  2. Reduced risk of having to get vaccinated abroad if it becomes mandatory in the country of study
  3. Reduced risk of denied acceptance to one of our foreign universities
  4. Reduced risk of denied acceptance into campus housing or host accommodations abroad
  5. Reduced risk of spreading COVID-19 and its variants to other parts of the world, including the communities where we have programs
  6. Reduced risk of contracting COVID-19 while abroad, which could lead to missed classes and excursions, mandatory quarantine or isolation, and other disruptions to the program
  7. Increases student access to local events, services, and travel while abroad
  8. Provides more flexibility in planning study abroad extracurricular activities, including excursions
  9. The WHO and U.S. CDC agree that the vaccine helps reduce the risk of serious illness and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19
  10. Alongside our other prevention measures, the vaccine significantly increases protection for FAU faculty, staff, students, and international partners

Regarding increased access because of being vaccinated, please be aware that businesses and services may legally restrict access to exclude unvaccinated individuals. Local ordinances may allow the same. In such cases, FAU won’t be able to intervene or advocate on your behalf.