Want to get the most from
your first year in Ireland?
Some people decide to come to Ireland to live and work for a couple of years before they go home to their home country and settle down. Others come with no specific plans. They just want to see what Ireland has to offer. Others come with the sole purpose of settling down and establishing their life here.
Regardless of who you are or what your plans are, the First Year Here Programme will help you to establish social circles, participate in the local community and experience the depths of the national culture. This will put in place the foundation you need to build a fulfilling life here.
Often foreign professionals find it difficult to experience all that Ireland has to offer. They get trapped in their 'work bubble' or their 'expat bubble'. They feel like they are on the outside looking in. They end up losing their confidence, feeling homesick, lonely and unsure of what to do.
Use your first year here to redefine yourself beyond your own cultural conditioning. Now is your chance to really know who you are and what you’re about. Now is your chance to be more.
Express your full potential!