We believe the social programme is an essential part of the ISI Dublin student experience. That’s why we employ a team of friendly and enthusiastic social programme coordinators responsible for organising a wide range of exciting and inspirational activities for our students.
What Makes ISI’s Social Programme Unique?
The ISI Social Programme is a great way to meet new people, explore the historic city of Dublin and practice your English with an enthusiastic guide. The wide variety of free tours & clubs evening events and exciting excursions on offer are different every week.
From free orientation tours to conversation exchanges, the weekly ISI Social Programme is packed with exciting, educational, and immersive events ensuring an enjoyable experience for our students. Keep up to date with the day-to-day events at ISI by following our social media channels.
What Can Students Expect?
The Social programme consists of an eclectic range of free & paid afternoon tours, evening clubs, evening events and Saturday excursions to all corners of Ireland. Each afternoon tour and evening event will be accompanied by a native speaking ISI activity leader.
Guided tours & hikes
Dublin is a small city, sometimes best explored on foot! Every Monday we offer walking tours to places of interest as part of our new student orientation. In addition, every Friday, we bring students on a hike to seaside villages outside the city, for example, Howth, Killiney, Dalkey and Bray. Our guided tours are a great way for new students to get to know Dublin and make new friends.
Coordinated by our staff, Conversation Corner takes place every Wednesday evening at a neighbourhood pub. Various language games and “speed-dating” techniques are used to inspire conversation. It is one of our most popular events, as it allows students to make new friends and practise their English in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.
The History Club allows students to learn about Ireland’s rich cultural past in a fun and interactive way, using online resources, documentaries, music and film. The club is attended each week by up to 25 students and aims to bring Irish culture and history to life. As it is a mixed level activity, it also offer students the opportunity to meet students from other classes.
Every four weeks we offer an international student party. These exciting events take place in local pubs or nightclubs and involve various themes (Easter, Hallowe’en, St. Patrick’s Day), as well as a DJ and great drink promotions. Our students use this opportunity to relax and get to know each other!
Many of our students want to find a part-time job during their studies. Our very popular Jobs Club is coordinated by one of our teachers every week and is free for all students. Topics covered include how to find a job, writing a CV & cover letter, as well as interview skills.
Every Saturday we organise full day bus tours around Ireland with special discounted prices for our students. Destinations include Belfast (Titanic Museum), Cliffs of Moher, Glengalough and Kilkenny Castle. These tours are a geat way for students to explore Ireland and meet other students.