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    BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME

    Travel Checklist

    ALL STUDENTS SHOULD MAKE SURE THEY BRING

    • Information about your course at NCG
    • Information about your accommodation (address, confirmation)
    • Spending Money (in euros)
    • Travel Information for getting to NCG and for getting to your accommodation
    • Proof of payment of fees

    PLUS, IF YOU ARE NOT FROM THE EU, MAKE SURE YOU ALSO BRING:

    • Your visa
    • Your return ticket
    • Your sponsorship letter (if this applies to you)
    • Proof you can support yourself financially whilst in Ireland

    What To Pack

    • Clothes
    • Spending Money
    • Towels
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Walking shoes
    • Trainers
    • Medication – please tell us about any medication you are taking

    Whenever you are coming, pack clothes for all four seasons! The climate in Dublin is not usually extreme (never very hot or cold), but it is “changeable” (you can sometimes have spring, summer, autumn and winter all in one day!).

    UK/Ireland plugs have 3 pins so you will need an adapter. You can buy this at the airport or at most electrical stores or chemists in Dublin.

    This is your experience – a chance to spend time in one of the nicest European capitals, practicing English and meeting new people.

     

    Do's and Don'ts

    Here are a few Dos and Don’ts based on 37 years of watching and listening to our students!

    • Don’t expect Dublin to be a “within walking distance” city. Dublin is not a big capital, but it is a busy city.
    • Don’t spend every afternoon sitting in the student room chatting to your friends at home on Facebook or Skype! This won’t help your English. Try to make friends at school!
    • Always remember that a language school is the friendliest place in the world. If you feel lonely just walk up to another student and say, “Hi, I’m XXXXXXX. Where are you from?”
    • Take advantage of “free” Dublin. Don’t forget that every day most museums are free.
    • Ask questions! If you have a problem or need help, then ask a member of the NCG Dublin team.
    • Take some risks with food. Dublin is considered one of the best places in the world for food today. You can try food at good prices from over 40 countries. You never know what you will like!
    • Don’t speak your language – do speak English!
    • Join the “NCG Dublin” group on Facebook to meet other students.