Have you ever thought about studying in Ireland? For international students, there’s plenty to see and do on the Emerald Isle. One of the best places to study is Belfast, as it’s home to top universities like Queen’s University. We’ve put together a list of five things you need to experience while you’re studying there.
The Ulster Museum is the largest museum in Northern Ireland, boasting an extensive collection of fine art, archeology, geology, zoology and local history. Whether you’re interested in animals or want a closer look into Belfast’s origins, there something for everyone to see. Popular exhibitions include the World Cultures exhibit, with its range of rare artifacts and the animal collection that features birds, mammals and insects. The museum is the perfect place to take your parents when they come to visit you at uni.
If you’re looking for somewhere to relax, Belfast’s Botanic Gardens provide lots of space. When the sun’s shining, the gardens come alive with activity. Events are held all year around, such as the Belfast Mela festival, which celebrates different cultures. A popular feature is the Palm House conservatory, containing different kinds of plants.
Game Of Thrones Tour
It’s no secret that Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows in the world, and you can be transported to Westeros with the Game of Thrones tour that happen nearby Belfast. You can visit places like Carrickfergus Castle, the location of Castle Black and The Wall. There’s also the chance to see Castle Ward Estate, which is used as the backdrop for Winterfell. By the end of the tour you may have the Game of Thrones theme song stuck in your head!
An unmistakable attraction is the Titanic Belfast, a monument to the ship that tragically sank in 1912. The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast and the building offers you the chance to relive its history. There are are number of exhibits, including Boomtown Belfast, which recreates scenes from Belfast at the time of the Titanic’s construction in 1909. Another exhibit involves the launch of the Titanic.
Animal lovers should definitely check out Belfast Zoo. The zoo is home to all kinds of creatures, including giant anteaters, Asian elephants, tigers, sea eagles and meerkats. There are daily talks and you can also watch the animals be fed. If you fancy getting something to remember your visit, there’s a Zooviner shop that sells animal themed gifts.
If you decide to study in Ireland, then you’ll get to embrace a new way of life and create memories that will last forever!