Ireland is an increasingly popular destination for students of English from all over the world and it has a strong reputation as a safe and welcoming place for international students. It is a country renowned for its high educational standards and wide range of programmes.
This mixture of high standards, buzzing urban life, stunning countryside and fascinating culture ensure that Ireland will provide you with far more than just an English language learning experience!
Ireland is an island located immediately to the west of the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. It is considered the 20th largest island in the world. Unlike the United Kingdom, Ireland is a member of the European Union.
English is the most commonly spoken language in Ireland and it is one of the country's two official languages.
The country's location on the edge of Europe means that cities such as London, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam are just a short flight away.
With the availability of low cost flights you can be off to Berlin or Rome on a Friday evening and returning for classes on Monday morning! Ireland is an excellent starting point for your trip around Europe once your course has ended.
Famed for its rich culture, music and history, Ireland is also well-known for its warm and welcoming people (four and a half million of them). In 2020, the travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler ranked Galway as Europe's friendliest city while Dublin came in 2nd place. Cork was declared the 3rd friendliest city in the world in 2018.
In 2020, Ireland was ranked second in the world for quality of life, according to a new study from the United Nations.
Ireland has the youngest population in the European Union and this is reflected in the energy and vibrancy of its main cities.
Experience the mix of Stone Age, Celtic and Viking ruins with modern, cosmopolitan and hi-tech living.
Known as “the Emerald Isle” for its lush landscapes and rolling green hills, Ireland is famous for its spectacular scenery. In fact, apparently 82% of visitors choose Ireland as a destination because of its beautiful countryside.
The majestic landscapes of Ireland have been selected as the setting for many series and Hollywood films, including Vikings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan and Braveheart.
From stunning cliffs along its Atlantic Coast to picturesque forests, lakes and rivers, the variety of landscapes in Ireland seems endless. The size of the island and its constantly changing scenery mean that you'll always have new places to explore.