Discover Dublin

As the capital city of one of the most dynamic members of the EU, Dublin offers an exciting and enriching backdrop in which to improve your English. The Irish National Museum and the Irish National Gallery offer fascinating glimpses into the long history of the island from the Bronze Age through the Celts, up to modern times, and the world famous illuminated medieval Book of Kells can be viewed at Trinity College.

Dublin is also a wonderful base from which to discover the rest of Ireland, as almost all the roads and railways in the country lead to this central hub.

Dublin also has a large cultural scene, with numerous theatres, its literary tradition (James Joyce, Oscar Wilde etc) and music. There are plenty of entertainment venues, like the Temple Bar district which is home to many of the famous pubs and restaurants.

The Summer Camp takes place on Belvedere College Campus, a prestigious private school located in the heart of Dublin.

Quality courses are provided by experienced and native English teachers. School staff are very friendly and helpful towards their students.

Accreditations: ACELS

Affiliated with: MEI, ALTO

School facilities include:

  • Bright classrooms with digital whiteboards
  • Student restaurant & cafeteria
  • Courtyard for relaxing breaks
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • All weather outdoor sports pitch
  • Indoor gym hall
  • Café

The programme includes 20 English lessons of 60 minutes each per week. In addition to general English courses, students have the chance to take part in ‘English in Action Projects’, designed to encourage interaction with native speakers in a practical environment. Lessons are held in the morning.

Highly qualified and experienced teachers have been carefully selected for their dynamic and energetic teaching approach, guaranteeing an engaging and rewarding student experience. Projects take students outside the classroom. They are encouraged to present their findings from each project to the class in the form of a presentation followed by a debate where the whole class is given an opportunity to ask questions about the presentation.

2-3 topics per week will be covered during the lessons, including:

  • Crime & Punishment
  • Music, Movies & Art
  • Pop Culture & Social Media
  • Irish Culture
  • History & Folklore
  • Adventure & Travel
  • Shopping
  • Money & Advertising
  • Health, Medicine & Science

Some example of activities organised during the ‘English in Action Projects’ are mentioned below:

  • Tourist Office Visit
  • Garden of Remembrance Excursion
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Street Surveys
  • Interviews
  • Local Markets Visits

A placement test will be help upon arrival to place the students into their corresponding class level.

Activity programme includes (per week):

  • 5 half-days of leisure, cultural or sports activities
  • 2 organised evenings
  • 1 full day excursion

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Interactive games
  • Museum visits
  • Talent shows
  • Irish dancing
  • Treasure hunt
  • Shopping
  • Sports (swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, rounders)
  • Historical crypts and churches visits
  • Evenings: table quiz, disco night, movie night, live theatre, live music

Excursions programme includes:

  • Kilkenny city & castle
  • Causey Farm (farm museum)
  • Galway city and bay, scenic visit of Connemara (a true Celtic wilderness)
  • Glendalough region (where the films “Braveheart” and “P.S. I love you” were shot)
  • Bray Air Show (biggest Irish open air show)
  • Belfast city (birthplace of the Titanic)

Important: This programme is given as example and may vary according to the actual availabilities at the moment of the stay.

Homestay (Host Families)

Room shared with another student of about the same age but from different nationality and mother tongue, full-board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)

All families are carefully selected by the local representative and live in the same area of Dublin (within 35 minutes by public transport from the college) so that students can commute together to the campus and never travel alone.

Participants are supplied with a weekly transportation pass included in the programme price.

Transport

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Sunday

Arrivals are scheduled between 03:00 and 22:00 and departures after 9:30 and before 03:00. An extra fee will be charged for arrivals and departures outside these hours (see Prices & Dates tab.)

Arrival/Departure place:

  • Dublin International Airport

Notes:

  • Some airlines, such as Ryanair do not allow children under 16 years to travel unaccompanied by an adult and do not offer the UM service (Unaccompanied Minor). It is therefore important to check first with the chosen company before booking.
  • Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (around 4 days after payment has been made).

Travel documents

  • Valid ID card or passport

Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

The programmes is available for a duration of 1 to 7 weeks, from Sunday to Sunday, between June 28 and August 15.

Prices 2020

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Duration Price
1 week 855
2 weeks 1.535
3 weeks 2.195
4 weeks 2.855
5 weeks 3.545
6 weeks 4.225
7 weeks 4.895
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Additional night - Full board 40
Late transfer (between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.) 35

Prices include:

  • Course and projects programme as described
  • Accommodation in a host family, full-board, shared room
  • Activities & excursions as described 
  • Round trip transfers from Dublin Airport
  • Local Transportation pass
  • All school taxes and administration fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Dublin airport
  • Optional insurances