5 Things you need to know before you decide to study masters in Ireland

Do you want to study abroad? Do you like Rugby and Guinness is your favourite drink? 

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 Irish education is one of the best in the world, many Irish institutions are internationally ranked, education was a key factor in making Ireland one of the fastest growing economies in the last decade. Ireland is an English speaking country which make it a very attractive destination not just to get a degree but also to improve your English, the island is safe, rich in culture and beautiful scenery. Irish people are well known for their friendliness and hospitality and this is some of the reasons why the number of international students increase every year. BUT before you come to study in Ireland there are 5 things you need to know:

 

 

1. Partying all the time, I don’t think so..!!

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If you thought moving to Europe and studying in Ireland will be easy and you will be spending most of the time having fun and partying i’m sorry to tell you that this will not happen if you want to at least pass, and the ugly truth is you will spend more time at the library and at work more than anywhere else.

 

2. Your umbrella sometimes will not work.

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Your umbrella and rain coat are more important than your cell phone, you need time to know how to control your umbrella, even though after every windy day it is normal to see a lot of broken umbrellas everywhere, one of the things you don’t really need to bring with you to Ireland is your sunglasses, sometimes you see the 4 seasons in one hour but in general the sun is something that you rarely see and outdoor activities are usually ruined by the rain.

 

3. You always need more money than you thought.

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Living in Ireland especially in Dublin is not cheap, the rent average for a single room in the city centre area where is most of the colleges is around 500 euros, the bills could be an extra cost, eating out is not cheap that is why many students learn how to cook, students get a 10% in many places but usually not more, you need to think twice before you choose a far place to live because transportation is expensive, a monthly bus ticket for students cost around 90 euros, so look for a part time job or be prepared before you come to Ireland.

 

4. Driving on the wrong side of the road.

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It is confusing for many international students and tourists to see the cars moving in the opposite direction than back home, you should be very careful when you cross the street, it takes time but after that you will be fine but you will have the same problem when you travel back home for vacation or visit another country.

5. Copy and Paste doesn’t work..!!

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Writing an essay is easy you just go to google and wikipedia copy and paste maybe that used to work back home but not in Ireland Plagiarism is a serious issue and you could fail and even get kicked out from the college, you should paraphrase cite and learn how to use your university type of referencing.

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Top 5 Must see attractions in Jordan

Do you think Jordan is a Basketball player? Do you want to go somewhere where your friends didn’t go? Do you want to visit the Middle east and concerned about safety and climate?

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Jordan is a small liberal and safe country that offers a lot of amazing unique historical attractions and adventures that will make your holiday an amazing unique experience.

 

1.Petra:

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Petra is not just one building, the old lost breathtaking ancient Nabateans city is one of the new seven wonders of the world, the rose-red rock carved city was established as early as 312 BC, the majestic city is full of temples, tombs, Obelisks and monuments. Petra earned a lot of fame after shooting Hollywood movies there like Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, it is a must see place and visitors you will spend a full day exploring the amazing city.

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2. Dead Sea:

The lowest point on earth, it is 423 metres below sea level, the high concentration of salt make it impossible to see any living creature in there, the salty concentrated water make it very easy for people to float in the dead sea, more than 1.2 million tourists visit Dead sea every year not just to read newspaper while swimming or enjoy the mud festival, but also for the therapeutic qualities that Dead sea offers.

Dead Sea, Jordan

Dead Sea, Jordan

3. Jerash:

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Jerash was built 1800 years ago and it is located in the northern part of Jordan, only 50 Km from Amman, Jerash is not just a few columns, walls and broken arches, Jerash is one of the most well preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world, you need at least half day to explore the temples, baths, theatres, arches, amphitheatres, plaza’s and street that filled with hundred of columns on both sides. Many people in the region likes to visit Jerash to enjoy one of the biggest festivals in the middle east which is called Jerash festival that usually take place in July every year.

 

4.Wadi Rum:

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One of Lawrence of Arabia favourite places, Many people visit Wadi Rum to get away from the real world, to enjoy watching the stars and sleep in a Bedouin tent, to see the most stunning sunset, hiking in the desert kicking the red sand, climbing the mountains, safari trips, quad riding , skydiving and taking pictures and making memories that you will never forget.

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Wadi Rum

5.Amman:

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The Capital of Jordan is a unique blend of old and new, the place where almost half of the population lives in, the city is mainly built with white stone houses, it is the best place to meet Jordanian people, enjoy Hummus and Falafel, Mansaf and knafeh and more delicious dishes from the levantine cuisine, smoke shisha in the streets of Jabal Amman, visit mosques and churches, enjoy walking and shopping in the streets of the city. Amman also have a big Roman Amphitheater that is usually used for events till our day.

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