The North of Ireland is the freshest, newest place on the planet to study English. We offer a unique study abroad experience, an English speaking destination which is not saturated with international students and is unspoilt and largely undiscovered.
We have a young, dynamic population with 40% of people under the age of 29, and of course, we are the friendliest people on the planet!
Belfast was always a great place to come from, now it’s a great place to go to! Recently voted the best place to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, Belfast has been quietly evolving into one of Ireland's' and the UK’s most exciting cities to explore. A wonderfully modern and upbeat outlook on life and a determination to have a good time makes the city a very easy place to fall in love with.
Belfast has plenty to discover and something for everyone: beautiful green areas and countryside, hills, rivers and parks – all easily accessible from the heart of the city; fantastic metropolitan shopping areas; a vibrant and exciting nightlife in our world-famous pubs such as Kelly's Cellars ; some of the best restaurants in Ireland; and a rich live music scene.
A unique mix of British and Irish cultures, a superb blend of traditional and modern, world-class pubs, clubs, and restaurants with some of the best nightlife in the UK makes a visit to Belfast an eye-opening experience for any International Student.
International House Belfast is the leading English Language and Teacher Training Institute in The North of Ireland. We are British Council accredited, a certified Cambridge ESOL Examination and Teacher Training Centre, and a member of English UK and MEI Relsa. International House Belfast is a member of the International House World Organisation.
Our aim is to provide English language students from all over the world with a comfortable, friendly and technologically advanced environment in which they can develop their language skills.
Accommodating four floors, the school has 12 spacious classrooms as well as a study room with brand-new computers for students’ use; a kitchen with tea and coffee-making facilities; a dining area; and a small garden. There is Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the building.
IH Belfast is located in University Street, which, as the name suggests, is in the heart of the city’s university district. The area is full of bars, restaurants and shops catering for a large student population and is just a 10-minute walk from Belfast city centre.
Our vision is to provide people with the opportunity to create better lives for themselves and others, through improved communication skills. Whether you need a short English as a Foreign Language holiday programme, an International Student study abroad programme or an exam preparation course, we have a course for you. Whether you’re learning English for your career, for your studies, to broaden your horizons or simply for fun, at IH Belfast you will find a course which meets your needs.
At International House we like to offer you a home away from home. We understand that when studying abroad your accommodation is an important part of the experience, so we have something to suit everyone with our award winning accomodation options! Our accommodation officers are always on hand at reception to help find the best accommodation for you and to help with any issues that may arise.
To make the most of your language learning opportunities, it’s important to practise whenever you can; and whatever time of year you choose to visit, there’s always something going on.
International House Belfast will go that extra mile to make sure your stay with us is memorable.
We have a calendar of cultural events which we recommend you try to attend so you have the best possible experience.
You will meet other students and local people, and experience the culture of Northern Ireland on our engaging and varied programme of social, cultural and sporting activities.