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Terenure College

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.

Quick Facts

Location: Terenure College

Dates available: 28 Jun - 16 Aug

Ages: 13 – 17

Accommodation: Homestay

Emergency Number: 00353 (0) 1 9058831

Living

  • Twin/triple room, shared bathroom, full board
  • Laundry will be provided by the homestay 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 can 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

Evening meal with the homestay

 

 

Snacks

There is a small tuck shop run by our staff at Terenure College where students can but some drinks and confectionary. The nearest supermarket is about 15 minutes’ walk from the college.

Facilities

  • Internet access
  • Storage space

MEALS
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/driver 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 1/4/7SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28/Jul19/ Aug9Jun29/Jul20/ Aug10Jun30/Jul21/ Aug11Jul1/Jul22/ Aug12Jul2/Jul23/ Aug13Jul3/Jul24/ Aug 14Jul4/Jul25/ Aug 15
MorningArrivals
Testing/Induction
or Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day trip to Kilkenny with walking tour & Kilkenny Castle
Afternoon

Dublin Orientation Walking Tour

James Joyce Tower & Museum
Gaelic Football & Sports
Viking SplashNatural History Museum & Grafton Street Shopping/ Optional - Bowling
& Laser Tag
EveningFree evening with your homestayFree evening with your homestayArts and Crafts/ Quiz Night

Talent Show

Film NightFree evening with your homestayFree evening with your homestay

 

WEEK 2/5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul28Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/Jul31Jul11/Aug1
MorningArrivals & 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
Afternoon

Lessons

Lessons
Lessons
LessonsLessons
EveningFree evening with your homestayFree evening with your homestayDrama Workshop

Trash Fashion Show

Disco NightFree evening with your homestayFree evening with your homestay

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul12/Aug2Jul13/Aug3Jul14/Aug4Jul15/Aug5Jul16/Aug6Jul17/Aug7Jul18/Aug8
MorningArrivals & departures or full-day trip to Portamarnock
 
Testing /Induction
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day trip to Glendalough and Powerscourt
Afternoon

Dublin Liffey River Walk

Dublinia & Christ Church Cathedral
Capture the Flag & Sports
EPIC The Irish Emigration MuseumPhoenix Park Photo
Scavenger Hunt/ Optional - Guinness Storehouse
EveningFree evening with your homestayFilm NightLip Sync Battle/ Karaoke Night

Casino Night

Disco NightFree evening with your homestayFree evening with your homestay

 

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