Some things to know before moving to Ireland

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Hi guys, last time I spoke about international students living in Ireland. Today I am going to talk about things to know before coming to Ireland for studies. According to the Immigrant Council of Ireland, International students must obtain a letter of acceptance from an approved institution or university confirming their admission in their program in order to apply for a visa to go to Ireland to pursue an educational program. You’ll also need proof that your tuition has been paid and that you’ll be able to sustain yourself through each year of your study.

  1. Dublin Bus, like God, moves in unexpected ways. The timetable of a bus, as displayed on the screen, may or may not be followed at any given moment. But who are we to call it into question?
  2. If you are taking public transportation, acquire a Leap Card as soon as possible to save you transport fare.
  3.  House hunting is a nightmare. Have you ever been legitimately given a mattress on a floor in a one-room apartment that you would be sharing with three other people in the past when looking for a place to stay?  What wonders are in store for you in Dublin. Some online places to search for houses includes spotahome.com , rent.ie , daft.ie. In addition, rent is expensive in Dublin.
  4. It is less expensive to live near the Luas Red Line:  If you’re considering living near the Luas for the convenience of getting to work, you should know that the Red Line offers the best value. The Green Line’s average monthly rent is €1,444, while the Red Line’s average is €1,271. That is not a joke; it is simply a useful fact to know. One of the most stressful aspects of relocating to Ireland is finding a place to live. Because the island nation is small and has a large population, housing is likely to be scarce. It is normal for expats to take a month to find the perfect home.
  5. There are plenty of great places to get away from it all just outside of the city. Another useful piece of information. If things get too hectic, there are plenty of easy-to-reach places to relax in the mountains and by the sea just outside the city.
  6. Foreigners moving to Ireland should be aware of the country’s social security system and the costs associated with it. In Ireland, a social security number is known as a Personal Public Service (PPS) number. Employment, social welfare, public health services (including the Medical Card and Drugs Payment Scheme), child immunization, student ID, revenue schemes (including taxation and mortgage interest relief), housing grants, and a driver’s license will all require this number. Unfortunately, it is not easy to book an appointment with the immigration office to get this number especially since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.
  7. The climate of Ireland is heavily influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Because the average daily temperature is only 500 degrees Fahrenheit, people rarely feel too hot. The North Atlantic Current, a soothing ocean breeze that keeps the temperature moderate and the rainfall consistent, ranging from mist to mild showers, is always present in the country. Ireland has four seasons: springtime, which lasts from February to April, summers, which last from May to July and reach temperatures of 680 degrees Fahrenheit, autumn, which lasts from August to October, and winter, which lasts from January to February. If you are planning to visit Ireland, you are advised to bring clothing that can adapt to the country’s various weather conditions. Instead of bringing thick fur-lined winter clothing, they can bring a variety of layers that can be layered on top of each other. Sweaters and shawls are essential, as are waterproof or rain gears to keep them dry on rainy days.

In conclusion, I interviewed some international students in Ireland to ask them how it has been living in this country.

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