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Even though England seems a more obvious choice for study abroad as compared to Ireland, there are many reasons why you should choose Ireland as a place to study abroad. The country allows you to broaden your horizons and obtain a deep understanding of any study abroad program that you might choose to enroll in. These range from anthropology to business administration to psychology and literature. The people of the country are known for their subtle humor and energy and can add a significant amount of joie de vivre to your life. The close proximity to London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin allows you to travel across the border and experience these other countries as well. 

Ireland lays a lot of importance to education in the overall development of children. And that is the reason why it has the highest proportion of students who attend school under the age of 18. This is reason enough to assume that the high school study abroad programs are bound to be robust and structured. Typically a high school study abroad program will have a curriculum that includes subjects like language, science, mathematics and social studies. The study abroad programs allow you to pursue your interests in extra-curricular activities like personal development, social awareness and sports. The most favored sports in Ireland are soccer, badminton, hockey, track and field and squash. Dance, debate, theatre and music are also promoted by most of the study abroad programs in the country.

One of the popular universities in the country is the University of Limerick that has exquisite courses like equine research, Irish studies, public administrationKiss the Blarney Stone. Study Abroad in Ireland. Become a foreign exchange student in Ireland. and sports science among other regular courses like environmental science, engineering, accounting and biochemistry. The National University of Ireland at Galway is one of the most reputed universities in the country. It was awarded the ‘Irish University of the Year’ award in 2002. The University College Cork is the oldest university in Ireland and offers full term courses for any discipline that you may choose to follow. 

Most of the study abroad programs include high school summer programs as well that you can choose in case you want to spend a short period of time in the country. For a high school summer study abroad option, you could choose from a range of courses like language, art, literature or some other vocational study abroad programs. Study abroad scholarships are also easily available. These study abroad programs include internships to provide you with a hands-on feel of the job market. 

For studying in Ireland, citizens of United States, Canada, Mexico or the European Union do not need a visa. What they do need, however, is a residence permit once they have reached the country. Residents of some other countries also no not require a visa to study abroad in Ireland and the list can be availed from the Consulate. You need standard documents like your passport, photographs, the filled visa form, proof of registration in an accredited institute and evidence of being medically fit to enter the country. Keep some of the other documents to prove solvency, payment of registration fees to the study abroad program office and educational qualifications. It takes time to get a visa for Ireland and at times it may even take 6 to 8 weeks. Therefore, make sure that you plan for this time while applying for a student visa to study abroad. 

Being one of the friendliest countries in the world that welcomes study abroad students with open arms and warmth, you can be assured of no issues with the local population. On the other hand, you can expect to find a lot of help in discovering the exquisite places that you should visit there during your stay. The lush, emerald expanses of land, coastal hills and lakes are sure to mesmerize you instantaneously. Hearing about the rich Irish history, the myths, legends, and folklore from the locals themselves has a charm that surpasses the experience of merely reading about it in books and magazines.

 

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