Living and Working in Ireland
Culture : Irish are considered to be the friendliest and fun loving people in the world. The Irish culture includes language, literature, music, art and sports. Ireland is known for its love for food and drinks, its history, its picturesque, countryside and bustling cities. The Irish culture shares its traits from the British culture along with other countries across Europe, making it a multicultural society ideal for international students.
Welfare : Ireland has a very low crime rate and offers high personal safety. Ireland has a very advanced health care system which is a combination of both public and private regulated by Health Service Executive. If your earnings are below a certain threshold, you even qualify for a medical card which entitles you to get almost all of your the medical services for free.
Transport : All the cities in Ireland have good public transport system including Bus, Train, Trams and Taxis. Outside the cities, there are buses and trains that will take you just about anywhere, and for the places they don’t go, rental cars are cheap. Being a right hand drive, driving around for student is easy.
Working as a student : All the international students are allowed work part time i.e. 20 hrs per week during their term time and 40 hrs per week during their vacations. Part time jobs are relatively easy to find and most students work in coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, retails stores and other casual work.
Student Life : Ireland has one of the youngest populations in the world, making it a vibrant and fun destination for international students. Living as a student is a very enriching experience. Ireland is full of museums, monuments, cathedrals, and parks making it also famous for its literature and arts. Irish people are considered to be very nice and offers very friendly environment to international students. Ireland is known around the world for its pubs, which are like community centers where people make and keep friends, play games, hear music and more. Ireland has a beautiful country side with lots of places to visit within the country and also easy access to various European destinations.