Ireland, or “Eire” in Irish, is famous for its history and culture, beautifully lush and sweeping countryside, and the hospitality of its people. Located just west of Great Britain and a mere stone’s throw from mainland Europe, Ireland’s small size and close proximity to other European centers offers a multitude of easy travel opportunities.
With half of its population under the age of 26, Ireland has a youth culture that is unmatched in Europe. From the charming, modern, urban electricity of Dublin to the scenic wonders and historical relics of its surrounding areas, Ireland offers a thoroughly energizing adventure in another culture.
Studying in Dublin
There can be few better cities than Dublin, the capital of Ireland, in which to enjoy your time as a student. Dublin has a population of 1.5 million, with all the amenities of a big city, yet still retains a small town atmosphere. It is a medieval city where the charming and cosmopolitan converge in delightful diversity. Fine museums and art galleries chronicle its long and colorful past, while the pubs and cafes buzz with traditional entertainment. Irish people are among the most enriching reasons to study in Ireland. Irish people are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality which greatly contributes to the ease with which overseas students adapt to student life in Ireland. Dublin truly is one of the most exciting places in the world to be a student, it is a city that will take you to its heart and ensure that your time spent here is unforgettable. Ireland’s relatively small size means that it is also very easy to explore the rich unspoilt countryside outside of class time. Ireland’s landscape provides a rich environment for the many outdoor leisure pursuits for which it is famous. Water sports, hill walking, rock climbing and caving are just a few of the many activities which can be enjoyed when taking a break from study. Ireland has a rich cultural heritage with its own distinctive language (Gaelic) music, culture, and sports.