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Settling In

There are lots of activites and programmes being run in Trinity to help new students settle in. The University runs programmes designed to prepare incoming international students for your time in Ireland, such as New to Dublin and Understanding Ireland. Trinity also runs a range of Academic English language learning opportunities to help international students adjust and for whom English is not your first language. And of course the University has an abundance of clubs and societies to choose from to help you settle in to life in Trinity. Through all of these activities you're sure to find your feet, make friends and enjoy your college experience.

New to Dublin

The Global Room Ambassadors run two programmes at the start of the academic year aimed at undergraduate (New to Dublin) and postgraduate students (Getting to Grips) who are new to Dublin. The groups meet either in person or virtually on a weekday evening and cover everything from Dublin grocery shopping and public transport to making friends and adjusting to Dublin culture. Other topics including adjusting to Trinity's academic culture, getting to grips with the library, your mental health and cultural adaptation.

Understanding Ireland: Smart Start Programme

The Trinity Smart-Start Programme is a week-long programme designed specifically for new international undergraduate students. The programme begins one week before Freshers’ Week and it provides the perfect introduction to the academic and social life of your new university and the country you will call home for the duration of your degree. Find out more by click the link below.

English for Academic Purposes Programme

Trinity runs a range of programmes for those whose first language is not English. These programmes are run as Pre-Sessional i.e. before the start of the academic year or In-Sessional i.e. once teaching has commenced. These programmes will assist you in developing the academic English skills you need for full participation in your course of study, whether for oral presentations, written assignments, examinations or writing up your dissertation. Find out more by click the link below.

Trinity's Clubs and Societies

University life is about so much more than just education and nowhere is this more evident than at Trinity. With over 170 clubs and societies including many international groups, there's something for everyone at Trinity. There is so much to choose from! From joining the Animation or Zoological Society, learning a new language to joining the boxing, ultimate frisbee or volleyball sports clubs, you're sure to find somehting of interest!

Further Information for International Students