Why study in Ireland with Equinox Education Services?

1. It’s the land of a hundred thousand welcomes – CEAD MILE FAILTE

The Irish are some of the happiest people you’ll ever meet. Whether you’re at a hurling match, a the pub or enjoying a spring concert in the park. Everyone is looking to have a laugh and enjoy themselves. Being a foreigner will only make you feel more welcomed as the Irish love to share their laughs and stories with visitors.


2. Hospitality

The Irish are also some of the most welcoming people around. Hospitality plays a large role in irish culture, so you’ll likely get to know a lot of locals right away. Although social circles (among locals) are very solid – friendships often last a lifetime – people are also very keen to make new friends and make visitors and resident foreigners feel very welcome.


3. Outdoor activities galore!

Students who study in Ireland can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, rock climbing, water skiing, horseback riding, wake boarding, boating, surfing, scuba diving, skydiving, fishing and more!


4. Visa requirements

Ireland, an EU and eea (European union and European economic area) member, allows for citizens of other eu and eea states to travel to ireland without a visa (you need to be registered as a student, for EX. to be able to stay longer than three months, or work). Not a citizen of an eu or eea country? Have no fear. Ireland has agreements with numerous countries making student visa processes less complicated than you may think.


5. Photo-ops galore

Ireland is simply one of the most picturesque countries in Europe, and the lush countryside is particularly stunning. Littered with charming villages, rolling green hills, and wild coastlines, a road trip around Ireland makes for one endless photo-op (your Instagram account will thank you)


6. Low costs

Ireland’s town and cities are considerably less expensive than big metropolitan centres like London or New York, a particular perk for students who need to manage a tighter budget and find cheap accommodation, for example. For those studying English, it’s even more important to free up cash to do and experience as many things as possible while you’re there – you’ll learn as much from putting your skills to use with locals as you will from memorising grammar rules in class.


7. Proximity to Europe

Another great reason to study English in Ireland is how incredibly close you are to the rest of Europe. Is the Eiffel tower on your checklist? How about big ben? Taking a quick flight to many of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations for a long weekend is easy (and affordable). With quick flights and some planning, you’ll be back in time to finish studying for Monday’s exams.


8. Modern meets mythic

While Irish culture holds its history in high regard, the country is also very modern and tech-savvy with any amenity you can imagine and some of the biggest tech companies headquartered in the country’s capital. It’s this mix of the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ that make Ireland particularly charming, friendly and interesting.


9. There’s a good chance you’re part Irish

The people or Ireland have endured many periods of hardship. From the potato famine to bombings and typhus outbreaks during the world wars, there have been plenty of reasons for the Irish to emigrate to other countries in the past. It is for this reason that there are so many people of Irish heritage in every corner of the world.


10. Safe Environment

Ireland is well known as a safe and friendly environment to both visit and study.

Whether you’re embarking on an trip to a foreign country or visiting cities close to home, it is strongly
advised to take out a travel insurance policy before your trip. Typically, policies will cover you against:


Medical Issues

If you require medical attention while travelling, you may be liable for the cost of your treatment if you don’t have travel insurance and In many countries, medical treatment for visitors can be incredibly expensive.


European Health Insurance Card

If you’re a European resident travelling within the European Union, make sure you have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you on your trip. Although it doesn’t replace a travel insurance policy, it does mean that you can benefit from free or reduced cost state health care, the same as a resident of the European country that you’re in.


Trip Cancellation or curtailment

It’s no secret that when you travel, there is much that’s out of your control. Flights can be delayed or you might need to return home if an emergency occurs. Without travel insurance, disruptions to your trip can end up costing you a fortune. In many cases, you lose the money you’ve already paid, and have to pay for new bookings too.


Lost or Stolen Possessions

If your luggage is stolen, lost or damaged overseas, you can end up significantly out of pocket – and if you don’t have travel insurance, you will be responsible for replacing your items.


Also, most policies offer 24-hour emergency assistance, should you find yourself needing help in a situation overseas. It’s easy to assume that you won’t encounter negative situations on your trip, but why take an unnecessary risk when you can travel stress-free?

Ireland is internationally recognized as a friendly, safe country, which is backed up statistical research and various surveys.

  • For example in 2015, Lonely Planet named Ireland as the 5th most friendly country in the world.

  • The Global Peace Index rates 158 nations worldwide on measures such as conflict, safety and security in society and militarisation. In 2016, it ranked Ireland the 12th most peaceful place on Earth. http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/safest-countries-in-the-world.html

  • In 2016, the OECD put Ireland in the top ten in its Better Life Index. In general, Irish people were more satisfied with their lives and had more positive experiences in a typical day than the OECD average. What’s more, the Irish scored second highest in the OECD for citizens volunteering time, giving money and helping a stranger.

  • In the latest Social Progress Index http://www.socialprogressimperative.org/countries/irl/ Ireland scores highly on personal safety (89.65%)

  • In Vision of Humanity annual ranking of the world’s safest countries, Ireland was placed 10th on the 2017 survey (up two places from 2016) and above Japan (ranked 11th) – http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2017/06/GPI-2017-Report-1.pdf

  • In 2016 Ireland has been ranked as the third safest country in the world in which to do business, according to a new survey by international risk management and insurance company FM Global.

The Irish have a huge maternal side and love to welcome or ‘mother’ new guests. If staying with a host family, you’re sure to be treated as one of the family.

All of Ireland’s higher education institutions and Equinox Education Services Ltd have a designated staff member to whom international students can turn for any assistance.

Simply put, we’re a friendly, welcoming bunch of people, and that’s why international students get so much out of the Irish experience.

The pages in the Study In Ireland section of our website will assist people of all ages who are interested to travel to Ireland for educational and cultural reasons. Take some time to browse this section where you will find lots of useful information about a variety of destination as well as a wide range of study programmes including:

  • Short term language programmes (through Summer programmes)

  • Language and activities (through Summer programmes)

  • Exam Preparation Programmes (through Summer programmes)

  • Programmes for Mature Students 50+

  • TY (Transition Year) Programmes

  • High Schools

  • Colleges & Universities

  • Internship Programmes

    • 1. Browse through our Equinox Study and Cultural Guide to Ireland or

    • 2. Visit our web site https://equinoxlearnabroad.com

    • 3. Complete our Trip Builder Form to make initial contact (See top of each web page)

    • 4. Send any questions or enquiries you may have

    • 5. Equinox will reply with various options and quotes (You decide)

    • 6. “Enjoy your study in Ireland experience!”

    • 7. Inform school and Equinox of your flight details

    • 8. Book your flights and insurance (you arrange yourself)

    • 9. Once you are happy with all the details you can

    • 10. Pay the school directly or

    • 11. Ask for Equinox assistance with this process

The Equinox website contains special offers from schools for students that apply through Equinox. Equinox Education Services will assist you with all aspects of booking your chosen course including

  • Assisting you choose the right program for you

  • Avail of over 25 years experience in the field of Irish, Study Abroad and International education Answering any questions you may have

  • Take care of all the booking details Help secure all booking confirmation (except flight)

  • Provide assist before, during and after your trip

  • We act as a Safety Net for parents of younger students


Please note that the information in our profiles are provided by the school and are for general information purposes only. All data is subject to change and any errors should be confirmed directly with Equinox Education Services Ltd. When interested in a school or program please contact us via our Trip Builder Page https://equinoxlearnabroad.com/build-your-trip/ or e-mail us on info@equinox4study.com or indeed call/Whats App us on 087-9975625 and we will confirm all prices including any special offers.