Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, and the main hub of the country’s southern province, with one of the largest natural harbours in the World.

With Cork named European Capital of Culture 2005 and featured in the Lonely Planet Guide’s ‘Top 10 Best Cities’ to visit in 2010, the city and surrounding county has something to offer everyone. 

Cork Airport has direct access to many European cities and is located very near the city centre.

Cork is a city famous for its friendly atmosphere and fantastic festivals. 

Cork is a major tourist destination. The city and its surrounding hinterland provide an array of attractive beaches, sporting and leisure amenities, beautiful green landscapes, rich architectural history and a broad and varied Irish cuisine.

The Irish have consistently been voted in polls of travellers and visitors as one of the friendliest peoples in the world.

Beyond Cork lies a land of majestic cliffs etched by invigorating surf, island escapes, unspoilt beaches, rolling green hills and crystal-clear lakes. With County Donegal in the northernmost part of the country crowned the coolest place in the world to visit by National Geographic Traveller and the Cliffs of Moher voted one of the most beautiful places on earth by Condé Nast Traveler, you won’t have trouble selling Ireland.

Malaga is located in southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) on the northern side of the Mediterranean Sea. It lies at the feet of the Montes de Málaga, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 kilometres (81 miles) east of Tarifa(the southernmost point of continental Europe) and about 130 km (81 miles) to the north of Africa.

Malaga has a population of over 500,000 people and is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.

In line with the city’s strategic plan, the campaign “Malaga: Open for Business” is directed towards the international promotion of the city on all levels but fundamentally on a business level. The campaign places a special emphasis on new technologies as well as innovation and research in order to promote the city as a reference and focal point for many global business initiatives and projects.

Málaga is a city of commerce and tourism has been a growing source of revenue, driven by the presence of a major airport, the improvement of communications, and new infrastructure such as the AVE and the maritime station, and new cultural facilities such as the Picasso Museum, the Contemporary Art Centre and Trade Fair and Congress, which have drawn more tourists.

Why Malaga?

  • Malaga is a large city in the south of Spain, located directly on the sea in the heart of Andalusia and capital of the Malaga Province.
  • Malaga airport is the third largest airport in Spain and has direct access with many European cities.
  • The city boasts 320 days of sunshine each year making it the sunniest place in Spain with annual average temperatures of 18.5 °C
  • Malaga is a major tourist destination with its sandy beaches, water sports, rich architectural history, Mediterranean cuisine and friendly local people.
  • The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, with the city proudly claiming him as its son through hosting a prestigious museum in his honour and naming its airport after him.
  • The city is widely considered the most cosmopolitan city in the South of Spain.
  • Excellent work place opportunities are waiting to be explored.

There really could be no better place to discover and embrace real Spanish culture during your Erasmus. Malaga embodies Spanish traditions in multiple aspects, such as a magnificent Plaza de Toros, a superb variety of tapas bars.