Every year thousands of Irish Students choose to travel away for the summer to experience different cultures and open their minds to a new way of life. The earlier you begin planning for your post-graduation job, the better off you will be. Keep an eye out for internships, study abroad programs, foreign contacts, and extracurricular activities. You can contact the International Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
For clarification on qualification recognition abroad visit: http://www.naric.org.uk/index.asp?page=25 . Also visit http://www.qualrec.ie/documents/CB_CQF2011_GreenFinal_001.pdf and http://www.enic-naric.net/.
There are many agencies that promote work and study abroad. Resources which maybe of interest include:
UK & Europe
- To apply for undergraduate courses in the UK use the UCAS 2013 Hanhout .
- To rank UK Universities please visit the Times University League Table at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/universityguide
- Details of UK postgraduate programmes are at: http://www.prospects.ac.uk/
- Information on UK grants http://targetcourses.co.uk/funding/search
- Other EU Programmes are at: http://europa.eu/
- Search for your area of study in the site below and see the list of universities and colleges: http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/Degree-Programs/ , http://studyusa.com/ and also visit http://www.braintrack.com/us-colleges
- Visit http://www.gocampus.co.uk/
- A large issue maybe fees. They are often as high as $40,000 per annum. Please see http://www.edupass.org/finaid/ and http://www.edupass.org/
- Details on visas: http://www.edupass.org/immigration/ . You will also need to contact the American Embassy in Dublin.
- For clarification on qualification recognition abroad visit: http://www.naric.org.uk/index.asp?page=25 . Also visit http://www.qualrec.ie/documents/CB_CQF2011_GreenFinal_001.pdf and http://www.qualrec.ie/qualification-recognition-service-database.html .
- Some universities require that you complete the GRE® revised General Test
- Other resources:http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/
- http://www.epik.go.kr/ - Teach English in Korea
- http://www.tecs.es/web/ - Spain
- Volunteer abroad
Studying in the US
GRE Test (Graduate Record Examinations)
Most University departments in the USA and many in Canada require that applicants for postgraduate study take a standardised admission test called the GRE. There are two versions of the GRE test: the General Test, which measures achievement in a particular subject area. The General Test, which is required by most US Universities, is offered in two formats: as a computer-based test and as a paper-based test. Until recently, it was possible to take the paper-based test in Ireland but this facility is no longer available as it is being phased out in favour of the computer-based test. The computer-based General Test will be available on a year-round basis in three Irish centres: Dublin, Cork, and Galway. The Subject Tests are given in 16 subject areas and are still available in paper-based format. Students interested in registering for these tests must apply to the CITO/GRE offices in Europe suggesting a location and local contact who is prepared to administer the test
Students can register for this test by phone, fax or mail. Details of the registration procedure and preparation for the test, as well as information about the interpretation of the scores are contained on the GRE Website.
To teach in a foreign country:
Teaching foreign students in Ireland
Until December 2004 the TEFL qualification in English language schools was known as the RELSA Certificate. As of January 2005 the Department of Education introduced a recognition scheme for all TEFL courses. The certificate is now awarded by Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS)
Native English Speakers
The Irish Department of Education regulates TEFL courses through the Advisory Council for English Language Schools (ACELS). If you are considering working within the English Language Schools sector in Ireland you should do an ACELS recognized TEFL course.
1. Primary degree *
* Note: If you do not hold a primary degree you may be admitted onto courses with local certification. While this certificate will not enable you to work within the Irish recognized sector, it may be used to teach English abroad. However, you should verify with any potential employer first, whether or not a primary degree is also required. This varies from country to country.
2. Sufficient study skills required to complete a pre-career ELT course and course work (this will be assessed through an application form)
3. Ability to communicate clearly, correctly and appropriately in spoken and written English. This will normally be assessed through the application form and a casual interview.
For a list of course providers please visit: http://www.acels.ie/