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Embassy Dublin

Terenure College
Quick Facts
Founded by the legendary Vikings and enriched over centuries of culture and creativity, Dublin is a bustling capital city with all the warmth of your favourite little town.
Spend your days exploring everything this enchanting green city has to offer – and don’t forget your camera! Study at renowned Terenure College, located in a beautiful, green setting in the Dublin suburbs.
Location: 
Terenure College
Dates available : 
28 Jun - 16 Aug
Ages: 
13 – 17
Accommodation: 
Homestay
Emergency Number: 
00353 (0) 1 9058831

Living
Students stay in twin/triple rooms with shared bathroom, full board
Laundry facilities will be provided by the family once a week
Bed linen is provided, but students should bring their own towels. Linen and towels will be cleaned once a week by the homestay provider
Bedrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned once a week by the homestay provider
Homestay providers are all located within a 45-minute bus journey of the Terenure College
Food Options
Breakfast: 

Breakfast consist of for example cereals, toast, fruit, tea and coffee

Lunch: 
Packed lunch is provided by the homestay, consisting of a sandwich, fruit, and a drink.
 
Evening Meal: 

The food varies but is always nicely prepared and typical for what the homestay would eat for dinner.

Facilities
Internet access
Storage space

Students eat breakfast and evening meal together with the homestay and packed lunch in school or out on activities.


Learning
Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon
Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
Maximum 15 students per class
Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
Spacious classrooms
Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information
Arrival: 
Students will be met and greeted by Embassy Staff or driver (for individuals) if an arrival airport transfer has been reserved.
 
Welcome: 
Homestay students will be welcomed by their homestay on arrival. They receive a welcome letter containing course information, rules, information about the family and how to commute to Terenure College. Homestay students will spend their first evening with their homestay.
 
Activities: 
Activities are organised every day, these activities take place either on-site or in the city centre. These may include:
  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, Gaelic Football, ultimate frisbee, etc
  • Daytime activities such as Viking Splash, Dublin Hop-on Hop-off tour, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Kilmainham Gaol and Irish Museum of Modern Art, etc
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, film night, quiz night, etc

Excursions and Trips
FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS
Bray: The beautiful coastal town of Bray in County Wicklow is one hour away from Dublin. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the seaside town’s attractions and a scenic walk under the cliffs.
Glendalough: Students spend the day in Glendalough enjoying the beauty of the Irish countryside where they will walk through Wicklow Mountains National Park and gain insight into the country’s history and culture. They will also visit the medieval monastic settlement of Glendalough.
Belfast & Titanic Museum: Belfast is the capital and largest city in Northern Ireland, best known for being where the RMS Titanic was built. This trip includes a visit to the world-famous Titanic Museum!
Kilkenny: Kilkenny is the Ireland of many visitors’ imaginations. Built from dark grey limestone flecked with fossil seashells, Kilkenny is also known as ‘the Marble City’. The trip includes a visit to Kilkenny Castle, one of Ireland’s most visited heritage sites.
Portmarnock: Portmarnock is a coastal suburban village in Fingal, Ireland with sandy beaches. Students will experience and enjoy the coastal town along with activities.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Bowling
Laser Tag
Dublin Zoo
Guinness Storehouse
3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES
Extra
Each 14-night stay will include 10 afternoon/morning activities such as visits to museums, Dublin sightseeing and sports and and 6 evening activities. It will also include 2 full-day excursions to places such as Kilkenny, Belfast, and Glendalough.
 
Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon, alternating
weekly after that.
 
This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.
 WEEK 1/4 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals
Testing /Induction or Lessons
 LessonsLessons LessonsLessons Full-day trip to Kilkenny with walking tour & Kilkenny Castle 
 AfternoonArrivals Dublin Orientation Walking TourJames Joyce Tower & Museum
Gaelic Football & Sports
 
Viking SplashNatural History Museum & Grafton Street Shopping/ Optional - Bowling
& Laser Tag
Full-day trip to Kilkenny with walking tour & Kilkenny Castle
 
 Evening
Free evening with homestay
Free evening with your homestay
Arts and Crafts/ Quiz NightTalent ShowFillm Night
Free evening with your homestay
Free Evening with your Host Family

 

 WEEK 2/5 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Arrivals & departures or full-day trip to Bray
Dublin Rock n’ Roll Walking Tour
Kilmainham Gaol and Irish Museum Of Modern Art SportsDublin Hop-on Hop-off TourTrinity Science Museum & George’s Street Arcade/ Optional - Dublin ZooFull-day trip to Belfast & Titanic Museum
 AfternoonArrivals & departures or full-day trip to BrayLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessons Full-day trip to Belfast & Titanic Museum
 Evening
Free evening with your homestay 
Free evening with your homestayDrama Workshop
Trash Fashion
Show 
Disco NightFree evening with your homestay
Free evening with your homestay

 

 WEEK 3/6 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningArrivals & departures or full-day trip to PortamarnockTesting /InductionLessonsLessons LessonsLessons
Full-day trip to Glendalough and Powerscourt
 AfternoonArrivals & departures or full-day trip to PortamarnockDublin Liffey River WalkDublinia & Christ Church Cathedral Capture the Flag & SportsEPIC The Irish Emigration MuseumPhoenix Park Photo
Scavenger Hunt/ Optional - Guinness Storehouse
Full-day trip to Glendalough and Powerscourt
 Evening Free evening with your homestayFillm NightLip Sync Battle/ Karaoke NightCasino night Disco NightFree evening with your homestay
Free evening with your homestay

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy staff member will help them to make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.
 
LOCAL DOCTOR
Terenure Medical, 84 Terenure Road East, Dublin D06 RW26, Tel: 014907077
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
St James’s Hospital – Accident & Emergency, St James’s Street, Dublin, Tel: 014103000
 
LOCAL DENTIST
Terenure Dental, 74A Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Tel: 01490 4850
 
INSURANCE
If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.
 
SAFE
A safe will be available for the storage of passports, travel documents and deposits.
In Case of Emergency
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
00353 (0) 1 9058831
Office Address
Embassy Summer School
Terenure College
Templeogue Road, Terenure, Dublin
D6W DK72
Tel: +353 1 490 4621