Emerald Experience

Make New Friends

Make friends for life with people of all ages and backgrounds.


“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.”

W.B. Yeats

Mix with Different Nationalities

Connect with people from all over the world: with Emerald students from over 70 different countries and our locations’ diverse cultural community, you never know who you’ll meet.


Immerse yourself in a New Culture

Take the chance to embrace a different lifestyle. Experience the local way of life and understand their culture and traditions.


Have Fun!

Choose an unforgettable experience and create lifelong memories and friendships. Join in the celebrations of unique, national holidays like St. Patricks Day and Hallowe’en.


What our Students say...

Experience our Locations

Dublin, Ireland

Lonely Planet has twice voted Ireland as the World’s Friendliest Country. Dublin, ‘The City of a Thousand Welcomes’ has been voted Third Friendliest City in the World. Dublin has a young, vibrant and friendly nature, where 50% of people are under 25 years of age, allowing people to quickly feel at home.

Kent, UK

Located in the South-east of England, Kent is known as The Garden of England, featuring charming small towns and villages, scenic countryside, and beaches. With stunning historic sites such as Canterbury Cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the White Cliffs of Dover and Leeds Castle.

Ascot, UK

Located in the Royal Borough of Windsor, on the edge of Windsor Great Park and 25 miles west of London, Ascot is a pretty town which attracts many visitors each year to its famous racecourse. Nearby attractions owned by the Crown Estate, include Windsor Castle, the popular Swinley Forest and Virginia Water, the large lake first dammed and flooded in 1753.

Emerald Institute in numbers


Years of experience


Carefully-selected host families in Dublin


Building campus


Junior summer schools in Dublin


Different junior programmes


Junior summer schools in the UK


Different nationalities


Different adult programmes


Students welcomed since 1986