YOUNG LEARNER SUMMER | 11 TO 17 | DUBLIN STEAM
- Course Dates: Monday 27th June to Friday 12th August 2022
- Opening Duration: 2 to 7 weeks
- Arrival days: Saturdays and Sundays
- Class sizes: Maximum of 15 (Average is 13)
- Student ages: 11 to 17 years old
- Individuals: Accepted starting from 4th July 2022
Future Learning’s Summer STEAM programme is about much more than incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths into the afternoon activity programme. The STEAM Workshops engage students’ creative and critical thinking skills in multi-sensory interaction with the physical world and help them develop the language to describe those experiences.
Dublin, Ireland’s capital city and the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East, is a warm and welcoming city, known for the friendliness of its people and famous for its literary figures including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Anne Enright.
This historical, charming and contemporary city, home to global tech companies such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter, is charming in nature and yet small enough to be discovered by foot. From medieval castles to museums and modern art galleries, Dublin’s vibrant and youthful spirit and easy access make it an attractive destination to any international guests who would love and appreciate a great céad míle fáilte (one hundred thousand welcomes).
Future Learning Dublin City centre is located at Abbey House in Jervis Street, a few steps away from the Jervis Shopping Centre and Henry Street, one of Dublin’s major shopping precincts. Our newly refurbished building features 23 classrooms, a teachers’ room, meeting pods, a bespoke coffee shop and student zones spread across the four floors of the building. The school is located in the very heart of Dublin city centre, a fantastic location for students and group leaders with a wide range of activities all within a short walking distance.
Afternoon and Evening Activities
This Dublin location is a high school and the afternoon activities are focused on the development of the English language through STEAM focused workshops. We like to utilise all the facilities of the school and we have created a unique afternoon programme which has a strong link with the morning lessons. Sample afternoon workshops which are led by qualified teachers include; Electronics, Science, Baking, Robotics, Photography, Art, Drama and Dance. Afternoon activities take place from 14:00 to 16:20 four times per week, students leave the school at 16:30. On Wednesday’s there is a half day excursion, we depart the school after lunch and return approximately 19:00.
In Dublin we offer host family students one organised evening activity per week while residential students have evening activities every evening. A sample of the host family activity include; Gaelic Sports, Irish Dancing, Bowling and Quasar, Waterpark. We do try and have one joint evening activity for residential and host family students such as a disco once every two weeks.
Dublin offers a wide choice of full day excursions. Our full day excursions take place on Saturdays and students will explore places such as Glendalough, Kilkenny City, Howth Fishing Village, Belfast and lots more. We depart by private bus at approximately 9:00 and return in the evening at approximately 17:30.
On Sundays residential students have an additional local Dublin excursion, departing at 11:00 and returning at approximately 17:30.
Dublin city centre has many fine student residential options to offer international students. FL uses the best quality accommodation in the city. Our student accommodation is perfectly located close to our campus so you can easily travel to and from there. Residential accommodation allows the freedom of being close to your friends and living in the centre of Dublin throughout your stay with us. We typically offer students six to eight single ensuite bedrooms in one shared apartment. You’ll have access to the large shared living and kitchen areas with your co-students. All rooms come with an en-suite shower room, single bed, spacious work areas, and plenty of storage. We also offer some great social spaces with a study room, an exclusive on-site gym with hi-spec equipment, and a spacious courtyard area.
Living with one of our Host families in Dublin is a truly amazing experience. You get to stay in a real home where you will be welcomed by family members and looked after for the length of your stay. You’ll get to benefit from your family’s knowledge, gain a unique insight into local Irish culture and discover the true heart of Dublin. You’ll enjoy home cooking, fresh linens, great conversation and an amazing cultural experience. Future Learning is one of the only language schools working in these areas for many years and the quality of host families is very high. We have a large number of wonderful and welcoming host families who are coordinated by our dedicated full time Accommodation Officers. Host families are located in the areas of North County Dublin and we have a number of families within walking distance of our summer school. A specific location cannot be guaranteed but we do have plenty of excellent host families to cater for everyone’s needs.
Transport to and from School
On our Young Learner Summer Dublin STEAM programme we only use private transport. Each morning host family students will be collected from a designated pick up point and brought directly to the school, students will be dropped off at the same point in the evening after school.
Residential students walk to and from school every morning as is only less than 25 minutes to the main campus.