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Learn International

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Learn International is an Irish owned and operated Study Abroad Provider located just outside of Dublin, Ireland. We offer short-term (8-12 week) Internship Placements, (4-12 week) Service Learning programs, Summer School in Ireland (4-week program) and also, Customized Faculty-led programs throughout Ireland.

Our dedicated European-American team uses a hands-on approach with each applicant to ensure that their academic, career and personal goals are achieved. We work directly with students customizing making their vision a reality and do our best to work within every applicant's budget. We provide a safe and dynamic learning environment with access to student support 24/7 with our local team.

Learn International's mission is to assist participants to study abroad and gain valuable education and life experience from diverse backgrounds. We look forward to talking and seeing you in Ireland!!

Founded
2013
Headquarters

17 South Main Street
Naas
Co. Kildare
Ireland

Reviews

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Jose
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoyed what DCUISS had to offer me. Not only did I get to see a lot of the city and enjoy being in Ireland, I also learned more about the country as well. Study abroad was a requirement for my degree to graduate and I am glad I decided to do this program because it offered everything I wanted in an study abroad experience. I would recommend this program to all my friends and anyone who is second guessing themselves. Just go for it, you will not regret it. Go out and find the free things in the city if you don't like spending money. There is something for everyone in Dublin so don't be afraid to explore. When I was here I tried my best to live in the moment but don't forget that you also have classes to focus on. Loved the trip, the staff, and everyone I meet on the way.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have gone out to more restaurants. Never pass up trying new foods.
Cullen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying away in Dublin this past summer was a great experience. Dublin is an amazing city and the transportation is extremely easy and convenient. The Learn international staff were super supportive, kind, and there whenever you needed them. Being able to learn inside the classroom, go on excursions, and have time for yourself to explore Ireland was really amazing. The overall experience is something I won't forget and would recommend to anyone.

What would you improve about this program?
N/A
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Jorden
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had the best time in this program! The classes were interesting and the field trips related to them were educational and fun. The staff are welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful! The excursions that Learn International planned are beautiful. The whole group got to explore a lot of the island. I absolutely love the staff! They are super nice and understanding. I never felt nervous to talk to them about anything. Overall it was an unforgettable experience!

What would you improve about this program?
Try to get the classes to stay in the same classroom. But it wasn’t that big of a deal to change!
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Samantha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall the DCU summer school experience was amazing. I think having such a supporting team and teachers put this program together really helped. I like that we were able to experience Ireland in and outside of the classroom. Innovation was probably my favorite class because we got to go on field-trips looking at innovative family business and we even did a scavenger hunt around Dublin. Overall this program was a great learning experience.

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would say needed to be improved was the lack of wifi in our rooms (only in the common room) which made it difficult to complete homework alone.
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Kobi
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The program was exciting and fun from day one. You jump right into the heart of Dublin and begin learning about the country immediately. The classes I took were engaging and I learned a lot about Ireland. The professors were great and made the classes enjoyable. The trips we took as part of the classes and outside the classes allowed us to visit almost every corner of the country and the island. I always looked forward to them. The staff were helpful and always answered my questions quickly and completely. This program has opened my eyes to a world of possibilities and I am grateful for it.

What would you improve about this program?
This program could be improved if the classes were in the same room the entire program.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Abigayle Goldstein

Abigayle Goldstein is a junior at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She studies English and has plans to teach English as a second language.

Why did you choose this program?

The program was available through my major and seemed very interesting! At first I was simply looking into it, but then all the details fell into place.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

I was assisted with everything from how to get my passport, to which flights to purchase, and even had an informational session for study abroad through my university.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

Pack light! You'll have the chance to do laundry. You think you'll be sick of wearing the same stuff, but you're too busy seeing new things to care. Carry on and backpack, that's it!

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

You'll stay hostel-style with roommates and breakfasts, travel coach (and other forms too), and be accompanied by a learn representative. There's a perfect balance of course work, scheduled events, and free time.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it and/or how did your views on the issue change?

I was mostly afraid of having to maneuver public transportation alone. However, I almost always had somebody to rely on, and the transportation becomes easier every time you use it.

I had one fiasco of missing my train, and while it was nerve wracking in the moment, it became one of the best stories to tell when I came home. I've done it, now I'm not afraid.

Is there any other advice you'd like to share with prospective travelers?

My best advice for prospective travelers is to not take things so seriously. When you lighten up, you'll find things to enjoy no matter where you are.

Super small hostel? Get closer to your roommates. Get seasick? Take some ginger and let the wind blow on your face. Don't let yourself have a bad memory - make the best of every situation! Travel is all about getting out of your comfort zone.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Rossella Pisconti

Job Title
Internship Abroad​ Coordinator

Tell us about yourself, Rossella.

Prior to my appointment with LI, in September 2014, I took up a position as Student Services and Internships Co-odinator in London for ISA. Before that I was working as Resident Mentor and Student Coordinator for International Students at the University of Exeter (INTO), UK.

I am a graduate in Political Science and have worked as Visiting Scholar at the University of Cardiff and Exeter (UK). I was awarded a MA in European Politics from University of Bari (Italy) in 2006 and a MA in Communication and Ethics from the University ‘La Sapienza’ Rome ( Italy) .

I have studied and worked in Italy, England, Wales, and now the ​Republic of Ireland.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower up close. The picture of the Eiffel Tower does an injustice to the actual tower! My friend and I rounded a corner and, suddenly, there it was, more impressive ​than I ever imagined.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

By ​taking ​part in projects that cut across lines of business, hierarchical levels and functional specialties further developed my skills since working with Learn International.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

A return​ing​ student said that on a nameless road in Wales, his rented bike broke down. Miserable and cold, he wanted to walk away.

Someone dismantled the backseat of their car to load him and the bike, and then drove him to the nearest mechanic — an hour away. He was greeted on arrival with a cup of tea and people were smiling and saying hello while he waited. Their cheerfulness and courtesy fixed more than his bike he said!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Speaking from experience, I would definitely apply for an internship with Learn International.​ After graduation, my first employers acknowledged that I had a great education but were more attracted to my practical experience from the various internships I pursued.​​​

Students who have done an internship abroad will have the upper hand when entering the professional world because of their hands-on experience.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Almost every student wishes their study abroad experience to be a "​golden opportunity​"​. We focus on superior customer service​ working with each student to create the best academic and experiential program for them.​​

From an initial application through final delivery of each study abroad offering, we make sure that all of our students are treated as if they were the only ones we have. Learn International provides excellent student services and internship placements, that’s why I am very proud to work here.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Success only comes from hard work and passion. Behind every successful result lies years of hard work. And with passion, our students are more likely to believe in what we are trying to do!