In Dublin, like the rest of Ireland, both the Irish and English languages have official status. Every local in Dublin understands and speaks English, albeit with a hearty Irish accent. The Irish are friendly and chatty people, making Dublin an excellent place to practice to get a top international higher education degree. As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is the largest city in the country, hosting a population of over 1 million inhabitants. It is settled on Ireland’s east coast, in the province of Leinster, at the mouth of River Liffey. There are over 50,000 students in Dublin, coming from around 122 different countries of the world.
Dublin is the European headquarters for many of the world’s largest technology corporations and multinational companies, offering internship opportunities and entry-level jobs for students. You can complete your studies and pick up some new professional skills in many career fields.
Famous companies based in Dublin include: Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Facebook, Dell, PayPal, eBay, AOL, Élan Corporation, Tesco and Diageo (producer of Guinness). The most developed and profitable industries are in retailing, manufacturing, business, technology, and food industry.
In Dublin, non-EEA students can undertake casual employment for up to 20 hours part-time work per week or full-time work during vacation periods.
Students say Dublin is truly a European capital, where you can never get bored. The city centre has a metropolitan feel to it, managing to combine the old with the new.
While studying in Dublin, you should not miss the opportunity to visit: the superb Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol museum, Guinness brewery, the National Gallery of Ireland, Leinster House, Croke Park, St. Patrick’s cathedral, James Joyce Centre or Ha’penny Bridge spanning the River Liffely.
To experience the city as Dubliners do, you should warm up with some Irish stew, walk around the peaceful Trinity College, attend the Six Nations Rugby tournament, savour a pot of colcannon (an Irish potato and kale dish) and rent a bike to cycle in St Stephen’s Green (Dublin’s favourite city park).
Dublin is a truly international capital and friendly with foreigners. The city hosts many minorities and receives over 3.5 million tourists annually. Most visitors come from mainland Europe and Great Britain, followed by North American and Asian tourists. In recent years, Dublin has experienced a significant level of immigration, which helped creating a mixed environment within the city. The largest communities of expats come from England, Poland and Lithuania, as well as from India, Pakistan, China and Nigeria. If you plan to study or settle in Dublin, you will hardly feel a stranger and you will have the opportunity to experience many different cultures.
Dublin has a maritime climate, with no extreme weather conditions. From cool, wet winters to warm summers, the weather can be often unpredictable in Ireland’s capital. In the spring, temperatures average 10 - 15°C (50 - 59°F), while during summer the average gets over 18°C (64°F).
With students from all over the world, you can practise your English communication skills in a truly international environment.
Atlas Language School provides the highest level of service in each aspect of your time with us - your English language courses, student support and welfare, accommodation, and social and cultural activities.
British Study Centres is an award-winning school of English that offers General English, Business English, and exam preparation courses, programmes for young learners and teacher training courses. British Study Centres is committed to providing the very best environment for learning English.
Trinity College Dublin builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued and where students are nurtured as individuals and are encouraged to achieve their full potential.
CES is one of the most respected English language schools in Europe. CES has an international reputation for the care and attention each and every student receives from our friendly and professional staff.
Kaplan International English is one of the largest providers of academic English language instruction in the world, with programs for beginning to advanced speakers in locations across the globe.
Eurocentres teaches languages where they are actually spoken and offers language courses in locations on six continents. More than 13,000 students a year from all over the world make the language courses an intercultural adventure.
Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) offers international students a pathway to study in leading universities. But it’s more than a pathway. We go beyond other foundation programmes – helping you to grow as a person and as a thinker, providing an experience that will stay with you for life.
At Delfin English School London we offer an English language learning experience which is both fun and educational. We want our students to feel part of something special, something different. At Delfin, you will experience more than just learning a foreign language; you will be part of our global family of ‘Delfiners’!
The Emerald Cultural Institute has had over twenty-five years of experience in providing quality language, professional development and cultural programmes to groups and individuals of all ages and from more than 50 countries worldwide.