What can I do in Galway while studying English?
Galway is a sports lover’s utopia. Uniquely, Galwegians are passionate about hurling (one of our national sports) and Gaelic football; both hold strong traditions in the city and county. Indeed, this is one of the many things about Galway that Dublin doesn't have. From hurling and Gaelic football to soccer and rugby, there’s a ball being pucked, kicked, thrown or dribbled somewhere in the county. And don’t forget the Galway Races, attracting horse racing lovers nationally and internationally. Truly a highlight of GCI summer courses with students flocking to experience the Galway Races every year.
If sport doesn’t float your boat, no problem. Galway has a strong sense of community that nurtures creativity. From local to international events, there is always something to tickle your cultural fancy. Galway has end-to-end festivals from April to October. In particular, the annual Galway International Arts Festival is jam-packed with music, drama, visual art, comedy and much more. You can even become part of the festival by volunteering, rather than just being a spectator. It’s a great way get behind the scenes, practise your English, make new friends, become an ambassador for the festival and have the craic.
The great film director Frederico Fellini once said ‘A different language is a different vision of life’ and there is no better place than the West of Ireland to broaden your horizons linguistically and personally. To ensure your new adventure in Galway is a home away from home, we have accommodation to suit your needs, whether you plan on being at GCI for a short stay or long stay. GCI prides itself on providing a uniquely enriching language experience through excellent customer service and second to none teaching practises, allowing your knowledge and fluency to grow every day. Your future starts here with life-changing learning at Galway Cultural Institute.