Posted by: gillroe | March 5, 2011

Education in Ireland US events are about to begin!!!

Education in Ireland and Irish Universities are looking forward to meeting you at one of our many upcoming events across the US:

“We’re delighted to showcase our university offerings in the wonderful cities of Chicago, Dallas, Houston and New York” said Michelle Dervan, Manager, USA -Education in Ireland “The ties that connect Ireland with all these cities are strong and include a rich mosaic of culture, business, sports and education links. Irish universities have long enjoyed a distinguished reputation across the US for their traditions of research and teaching in the liberal arts, social science, science, engineering, and medical disciplines. As these four cities gear up to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’re looking forward to engaging with students, parents and college counselors.”

The following universities will be represented on the tour: Dublin City UniversityNational University of Ireland GalwayNational University of Ireland MaynoothTrinity College DublinUniversity College CorkUniversity College, Dublin and the University of Limerick.

Just last week, the National University of Ireland Maynooth was chosen by The Princeton Review for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of its annual “best colleges” guidebook, “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition”.

Top reasons US students study in Ireland:

  • A friendly, safe country: Ireland was voted by Lonely Planet as the world’s friendliest country in 2008 and 2010.  In 2009, it was ranked 12th in the Global Peace Index.  The island’s varied environment is ideal for outdoor pursuits like climbing, water sports, and all kinds of ball and team sports.
  • An English-speaking country: Close cultural, economic and educational links with the English-speaking world, especially the US.
  • Internationally recognized qualifications and extensive choice: Broad range of programs in highly respected business schools, centers of scientific and technology excellence, as well as renowned language, humanities and arts faculties.
  • A supportive learning environment: Dedicated international offices work closely with academic, administrative and specialist staff to fully support students throughout their time in Ireland. Through these support structures, students receive direct access to information, facilities, services and staff.
  • An innovative and creative culture: Rich in cultural heritage with a history of world-leading innovation. From the flamboyance of Oscar Wilde to mold-breaking James Joyce; from John Bell’s pioneering quantum physics to Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton, Ireland’s innovative and creative culture is an integral part of the Irish experience.
  • Distinguished graduates: Graduates of Irish universities are innovators in their fields, leaders in their communities and ambassadors for excellence around the world.
  • The presence of leading global companies in Ireland: Companies that require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to help drive their success choose to locate in Ireland. They include Google, Facebook, Pfizer, Apple and Intel to name just a few.

The student fairs are open to high-school students, parents, counselors principals and other parties interested in learning more about the Irish student experience and getting practical tips on how to apply to Irish institutions, and access financial aid. To register for the event, please email: or sign up through the Education in Ireland Facebook page.

To learn more about Education in Ireland, please visit


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