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7 reasons to move to Dublin

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28 January 2021
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Dublin is one city you need to visit at least once in your life! With its historical monuments, countless attractions and fascinating culture, this city has all it takes to be the perfect destination for a unique adventure.

Why not take the opportunity to better your academic or professional training in a city full of famous philosophers, poets and academics? Here are 7 reasons why Dublin is the city where you should move to now.


1. It’s one of the most tech cities in Europe

Did you know that the Dublin area is called Silicon Docks? It’s considered the Silicon Valley of Europe due to the high concentration of startups, and European headquarters of the most important high-tech companies such as Airbnb, LinkedIn, Apple, Google and Facebook. Savills "Tech Cities in Motion 2019" lists 30 cities at the forefront of Tech, and Dublin is among the top 20.

Dublin has also been named the most entrepreneurial city in Europe by HubSpot, following a survey of the five most technological cities in Europe; 96% of survey participants have claimed that the technological scene in the city is growing even further.

Whether you want to start your career in a leading multinational company or turn your business idea into reality, this capital is the ideal place to do it! Obviously, attending an English course in Dublin will help you to face your studies or your career in the best way possible.


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2. Girl Power!

Another reason to love the Irish capital – it’s attracting a huge number of female entrepreneurs. 39% of the city's start-ups are female-owned and 40% of company board members are women.


3. Academic excellence

Alongside an impressive entrepreneurial spirit, Dublin is also famed for its academic excellence.

The city offers numerous important universities, three of which (University College Dublin, Trinity College and Dublin City University) are present in the World University Rankings 2021. Trinity College, in particular, is the first university in Ireland, as well as the first in Europe. Famous alumni include Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, but impressively between 2006 and 2019, it has "produced" 251 entrepreneurs, laying the foundations for more venture-backed companies than any other European university (PitchBook).

Did you know that Kaplan offers professional training courses, in collaboration with the Dublin Business school, where you can improve your English level and move on to a 12-week course gaining a diploma in International Business, Business and Tourism or Sales and Marketing?


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4. Post Brexit opportunities

Does the uncertainty of Brexit hold you back from taking the big step of moving to an English-speaking country to learn English? Well, according to the report by Brexit & the City - the Impact, it seems that “Dublin is in a league of its own when it comes to attracting business from the UK”. In fact, 100 companies have chosen the Irish capital as a post Brexit site, its close connection to the UK, cost of living and English language make the Irish capital the perfect alternative to London.


5. An authentic city

Although Dublin is a multicultural tourist hotspot that welcomes students and professionals from all over the world, you can still grasp its authenticity. Its pubs are always crowded and its locals always smiling that Dublin is famed for its friendly and hospitable inhabitants, making it one of the friendliest cities in the world.

Dublin will never make you feel like a stranger. Despite the cultural differences, you will fit in perfectly. Forget about feeling homesick!

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6. Dublin loves festivals!

Come to Dublin for the culture, whether its literature, music, theater, food or film – Dublin loves festivals. It starts in January with the TradFest held in Temple Bar with most events free, it showcases Irish tradition and folkore. Overlapping with St Patrick’s Day (also known as St. Paddies) where the whole city turns green, it’s one of the most important days of the year.


7. Breathtaking landscapes

Even if you live in the heart of the city, you're only 20 minutes away from some of the most incredible scenery you could ever imagine. Rolling hills, vast greenery and sharp cliffs are within easy reach from our Dublin school. Our school organises excursions for our students that highlight the best the city and country have to offer. Whether that’s the historic fishing village of Howth at the gates of the city, the fascinating Wicklow Mountains an hour to the south, or the Cliffs of Moher, the striking cliffs overlooking the sea on the west coast of Clare.

If you’re ready for an adventure of a lifetime, then look no further than the delightfully charming then powerful city of Dublin.


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