The Republic of Ireland combines adventure, history, culture, and entertainment into one fascinating place. Historically, Ireland was always one of Europe’s poorer countries, however, in the last 20 years, it has grown into one of Europe’s wealthiest nations. This drastic shift in economic success, known as the Celtic Tiger, has greatly changed Irish society, yet there are still pockets of traditional Irish culture that will charm any visitor. Whether you live and study in a small Irish city or the bustling capital of Dublin, you’ll appreciate both of Ireland’s distinctive personalities: the modern and vibrant social and cultural life as well as the traditional and historic character that is truly Irish.
Top Reasons to Study Abroad in Ireland through GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, formerly known as EuroLearn
The Irish education system is one of the best in Europe. It has close links to industry and is characterized by creativity, flexibility, and pragmatism. Education has been a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade.
As a member of the European Union, the Republic of Ireland provides insight into European politics, economics and society.
are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality
. Chatting with locals will be a daily occurrence.
Ireland’s small geographic size is packed with colorful villages, historic castles, deep-blue lakes, rugged coasts, and modern cities for great weekend adventures.
Despite being an English-speaking nation, Ireland has a distinctively rich cultural heritage with its own music, culture, and sports.
Check out some pictures of Ireland
Our Spring 2011 video blogger Michelle Jaworski visited Ireland over a long weekend. Watch some of the highlights below!