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Irish Universities Open House
Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at 06:17 PM
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On Sunday April 7th, parents, students and educators from the Boston area are invited to attend a Study in Ireland info session and fair hosted by Education in Ireland from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Boston College High School, 150 Morrissey Boulevard, near the UMass campus. The free open house welcomes local students, their families, school staff and community members to learn about the many educational opportunities available overseas. Ireland is one of the top ten destinations for U.S. students to study abroad.
In the past year, over 7,000 Americans traveled to Ireland to pursue undergraduate programs at Irish universities – with many coming from Boston. When compared to U.S. higher education, Irish universities offer students the opportunity to specialize earlier, are less costly than many U.S. colleges, and provide a unique cultural experience that students use as a differentiator when entering the job market.
Attendees will have the unique opportunity to have one-on-one discussions about the schools, Irish culture, application process, and post-graduate job opportunities with key alumni and representatives from seven top Irish universities, including: Trinity College Dublin; Dublin City University; National University of Ireland, Galway; National University of Ireland, Maynooth; University College Cork; University College Dublin; and University of Limerick.
Ireland is a multi-faceted country, combining contemporary modern, history-filled cities with a picturesque countryside. The island’s varied environment is ideal for many outdoor pursuits such as climbing, water sports and a variety of team sports. Ireland also provides easy access to European destinations, with low-cost, frequent flights making trips affordable.
Ireland’s universities are internationally renowned in a variety of fields, spanning the liberal arts, engineering, sciences and technology. These institutions have helped build Ireland’s reputation, renowned for producing the likes of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, physicist John Bell and Nobel Laureate Ernest Walton.
To register for this free event, please visit www.educationinireland.com.See more: Irish Emigrant , Boston Local , Irish in Boston