With a population of just over 4.5 million, Ireland offers wonderful opportunities for studying abroad, especially since the main language is English. In addition to the language, other perks for studying abroad include smaller class sizes, rich history and cultural courses, and a large variety of course selection from engineering to marketing.
Top places to study in Ireland include Dublin, Cork, and Galway. Dublin offers a few different universities with a vast range of options to study, depending on the area of interest. The city of Dublin itself has many tourist attractions and with fantastic public transportation, it’s extremely easy to get around to other parts of the country by bus and train.
The National University of Ireland Galway is located right in the city centre, which is the perfect place to study for general education requirements like history, English and culture. Galway itself is a busy college town, with a very young atmosphere. The town is full of artists, musicians and theatre. The city center is just a few main streets, but there is a strong sense of community and there are always events to attend.
The highlight to studying abroad in such a small country is definitely the people and friends to make along the way. Generally Irish people are extremely welcoming and hospitable, and international students are very well accepted to the community. Most clubs and societies in universities around Ireland love to have international students, and this is a great way to make Irish and European friends while abroad.