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10 reasons to Study in and Explore Ireland with Equinox Education Services

Published EDU-WorldWide on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Equinox Education Services are a multi award-winning Irish company specialising in tailor-made Cultural, Touristic and Educational programmes in Ireland and overseas.  Here Equinox outline 10 reasons why students and agents should consider Ireland as their number one destination of choice for study and cultural programmes.

  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, enjoying a city tour or concert, everyone is looking to have a laugh and enjoy themselves. Being an oversea visitor 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 and people are also very keen to make new friends and make visitors and oversea visitors feel very welcome. Here is what one of Equinox’s students had to say: -

“My name is Itziar and I am 20 years old. I am from the Basque Country where I am currently studying administration and finance. For the final year of study my school gave me the opportunity to travel Ireland to spend three in Carlow. Thanks to Equinox I have gained great work experience and got to enjoy living with a wonderful host family. I also got the opportunity to explore many beautiful places in Ireland and meet people from other parts of the world. My spoken and written English has improved steadily during my time here and I would have no hesitation in recommending Equinox to anyone wanting to learn English in this safe and beautiful country”.

  1. 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! Equinox Education services can arrange many of the activities and more on an individual basis or as part of one of our many programmes.
  2. 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 and Equinox can arrange the whole process for you.
  3. 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). All of Equinox excursions and tours are personally designed with their clients needs in mind.
  4. Low cost 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 . 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.
  5. 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, Equinox can arrange some additional trips as part of a tailor-made programme.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. Let Equinox help you find your Irish heritage!
  8. Safe Environment Ireland is well known as a safe and friendly environment to both visit and study. Equinox Education Services offer a full guardianship service for students under 18 that is designed to give parents peace of mind. Equinox also operates all of its programmes in safe environments, where all Equinox’s staff are vetted to work with minors and the company adheres to strict Child safeguarding policies.

For more information about Equinox’s range of summer, tailor-made, academic school programmes and adult courses please visit or why not contact a member of the Equinox Team on +00 353 59 9179340

“táimid ag tnúth le fáilte a chur romhat!” – which translated from Irish to English means, “we look forward to welcoming you!”

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