Online Training & Information Sessions for Students

 
ICOS offers a number of online sessions for students, which can be delivered as part of online orientation programmes, or at any time of the year. We are happy to discuss how these sessions can be tailored to the specific needs of your students. For further information on any of the below sessions, or to book a session, contact us at training@icosirl.ie.

 

Immigration Information Sessions

from €300*
1-1.5 hour sessions delivered to up to 99 students.**

*This is the reduced basic rate for institutions that are members of ICOS. The cost for non-members will be higher. 
**Where a session is in excess of the maximum numbers, delivery must take place across two sessions.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing or nearing the end of their studies. The emphasis of the session can be adapted depending on the stage of the students' studies.

These are lecture-style immigration information sessions delivered on the following topics:

  • The immigration registration and renewal process
  • The Third Level Graduate Scheme
  • Work Permits

Students also have the opportunity to ask their own questions on immigration, and will come away from their session with a clear knowledge on the immigration process and what visas are available to them after graduation.


Dealing with Culture Shock and Homesickness

from €300*
1.5 hour session delivered to up to 99 students.** 

*This is the reduced basic rate for institutions that are members of ICOS. The cost for non-members will be higher.
**Where a session is in excess of the maximum numbers, delivery must take place across two sessions.

International students newly arrived in, or about to depart for, Ireland. The session is also suitable for home students preparing to depart for studies abroad.

This session explores what culture shock and homesickness are, and the different ways in which people who are moving to a new country and culture can experience culture shock and homesickness. A transition planning approach is adopted to enable students to properly identify the changes they are experiencing (or can expect to experience), and introduces them to strategies they can use to effectively manage these changes. Students will leave the session knowing what to anticipate as they spend more time in a new culture and away from home, and what steps they can take to help them get through the process.

For smaller groups, this can be delivered as a workshop-style interactive session where students can discuss what they miss most about home and the challenges of adjusting to life in Ireland, allowing them to learn from one another and receive advice from their peers.


Moving to a New Place: Thinking About Culture

from €300*
1.5 hour session delivered to up to 99 students.** 

*This is the reduced basic rate for institutions that are members of ICOS. The cost for non-members will be higher.
**Where a session is in excess of the maximum numbers, delivery must take place across two sessions.

International students newly arrived in, or about to depart for, Ireland. The session is also suitable for home students preparing to depart for studies abroad.

This session explores what international students can expect to experience during the first few weeks and months of living in Ireland. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own cultural biases and perspectives, and learn about differences in how people communicate across cultures in order to help them adjust to living in a new culture.