Dublin is the center of Irish industry, and has a very international, cosmopolitan workforce, so depending on the industry in which you are interning, the person at the next desk is as likely to be from County Tipperary or Latvia as they are from Dublin. There are no thatched roof cottages in Dublin – it is a very much a city, and a modern one, at that. Do keep in mind, however, that Dublin is a small city. This has great advantages for newcomers (both to Ireland and city life in general): it’s a bit easier to learn the lay of the land and the people are very warm and welcoming. Dubliners see themselves as a breed apart from the rest of Ireland and would have a certain disdain for anything “culchie” (country) or “diddly-aye music” or “oirish” bric-a-brac trotted out to please tourists; the Dublin of real Dubliners is modern and outward looking and YOUNG – half the population is under the age of 30. You’ll find Dubliners are well-read, opinionated, and always ready for a joke. Experiencing Dublin with EUSA means activities like trips to a hurling match, sightseeing trips to Glendalough, learning a few words of the Irish language, or a trip to the famed Abbey Theatre.
Students will live in an apartment complex especially designed for student use. The fully furnished apartments consist of a shared kitchen, living area and bathroom, internet connections and on-site laundry facilities. Located approximately three miles from the Dublin city center, the student residence is well served by public transportation.