Every year students from all around the world come to learn English in Ireland – and many of them choose to come to Galway, here on Ireland’s west coast.
Many are drawn to the city itself: a hive of culture – it is in fact the European Capital of Culture in 2020 – and a vibrant mix of friendly locals and rich traditions, evident, for example, in The Claddagh, a historical fishing village.
Others come to explore the Wild Atlantic Way – a dramatic chain of cliffs, castles and caves comprising the longest coastal touring route in the world and offering a wealth of outdoor adventures and excursions. Of course, others prefer to relax on the beach, which is 50m from our language centre, or to take part in water-sport activities.
Galway is a location that caters for many tastes, so it’s no wonder it’s so popular!
Here you can find out more about the different course options you have. But it doesn’t stop with the course. If you come to study English in Galway, you have a number of choices to make - not least where you’ll stay.
While some people prefer the buzz and social opportunities of a student residence, others will enjoy the more cosy and familiar surrounds of staying with a host family.
Below are nine reasons you’ll love staying with a host family. Read on to get an idea of whether it’s for you, and if you have any questions, just let us know!