Travelling to a different country is one of the most exciting things you can do, regardless of age.
Getting to know other cultures and immerse yourself in them, broadens your mind and helps you mature; even a little!
I came to study in Galway over 20 years ago. Just like you, I was apprehensive of leaving home for the first time and being away from my family and friends.
Looking back now, it was the best thing I ever did and proof of that is that I am still living here and loving every minute of it. I have embraced Galway life as a true local. This is a place you will call home.
Maybe you're considering taking an English course in Galway? To get the maximum enjoyment while studying English in Galway, you must live your life as a local as much as possible. You need to know your surroundings, know simple facts about the country, meet local people and of course, learn the language. Studying English in the country where it is spoken will help you to understand and live the culture to its fullest.
What does Galway have that other places don’t?
Destiny brought me to Galway, and I am glad I followed my heart as I have no regrets.
Galway is known for its festivals, people, music, food, arts and hospitality.
According to the Condé Nast Traveller Reader Travel Awards 2020, Galway has been recently voted Europe’s friendliest city and there is no question about it!
This is a recognition of its people and hospitality. Galway is a multicultural city and both locals and tourists share the same living space making Galway a city to visit or live in.
Many other cities are recognised by its historical sites, landscapes, cuisine, etc. But Galway is different: Galway grabs your heart and soul somehow which makes very difficult for anyone to let go.
As they say, when in Rome do what the Romans do. So here it is, my top 10 places to visit in Galway whether you are a student on an exchange programme, or recently moved with your job, or on an English language course or simply as a tourist for a day.