When seeking employment and work experience abroad our traditional places to go to have been the UK, Australia, New Zealand , English speaking areas of Canada and the USA. In a changing world economy including changing political and economic pressures, areas such as South America, Japan, China, French speaking Canada are becoming important destinations both as places of employment and market locations for our exports and Germany continues to be a strong centre in our European family. To continue to expand new horizons to market our products not least our medical devices, tourism and farm produce we need to be able to communicate effectively.
Marketing, sales, advertising abroad, product inserts, promotion of goods and services as well direct employment abroad are all good reasons to develop our language skills. Combining expertise in other areas, with a language gives students, employers and companies a real edge and is something which Ireland needs to be acutely aware of , as we lag behind many countries in this area.
An exchange has immediate benefits such as improved results in oral exams, an enhanced CV and standing out from the crowd in job applications, and these are very significant benefits. There are many other other life long benefits from an exchange including developing independence and forming life long friendships.
Cultural exchange programs expose students to people from different cultural, religious, geographic and socio-economic backgrounds and in so doing provide the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of diversity – both in Ireland and worldwide.
They allow students to interact with and learn from people who are different from themselves and to participate in new and unique experiences beyond their own communities.
Language & Cultural exchanges assist students to develop positive relationships with others, increase fluency, understand a broader range of perspectives, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for participation in our multicultural society.
So if you want to improve and develop your skills in the French , Spanish or German language contact us, we provide an individual personalised service for each Irish and International student.
We also offer homestay and cultural visits to Japan for students and adults with our English speaking partners in Japan.
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