Study in the UK, Ireland or the US - which is better?

The correct answer to your question is... It depends on who you are and your preferences


In an increasingly interconnected world, mastery of the English language has become an essential skill for personal and professional success. We could say that English has become the compass that guides us towards new opportunities and experiences. It is undeniable that the degree of fluency in a language determines to a large extent the possibilities that open up to you in life. The possibility of venturing into a learning experience abroad offers an unparalleled opportunity for those seeking not only to master the language, but also to explore new cultures.

In this context, the question arises: Which destination to choose to embark on this exciting educational adventure?

Below, we will explain the differences between three popular destinations for our English courses abroad: Reino Unido, Irlanda y  Estados Unidos.

All three destinations are fascinating for those who wish to learn English through language immersion. They offer unique experiences and really compelling reasons for deciding to do an English immersion curso de inglés o año y trimestre académico en el extranjero

The UK is one of the top destinations for international students looking to improve their English language skills. England's institutions are ranked among the best in the world and their degrees are respected and recognised globally by businesses, governments and public institutions for their academic strength. And whether you're interested in the arts, sciences, engineering, business or any other discipline, this country offers a wide range of academic programmes to choose from.

In Ireland, the experience is more than learning English; it's about feeling it, it's about living it. With its rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes, every corner of the country tells a story. From the mystical Giant's Causeway to the exciting city of Dublin, where its Gaelic name means 'Black Lagoon', legend has it that a dark well inhabited by a water monster once stood here. But beyond the myths, Ireland offers a welcoming environment and an atmosphere that inspires learning.

Living and studying abroad will help you develop important skills such as independence, adaptability and cultural tolerance. This enriching experience will not only motivate you to grow personally, but will also be a differentiator on your CV.

"What if it's my first experience abroad, can I go with a monitor?"

We know that travelling alone is an adventure, so we go with you! For those younger students or those who are travelling abroad for the first time, we offer all-inclusive group English courses: course, accommodation in residence or with a host family with full board, full programme of activities and excursions, flight, 24-hour assistance from an English Summer S.A. monitor, administration fees, cancellation insurance and travel and medical assistance insurance.

You have a choice of these fantastic destinations:




But if you are ready to embark on this adventure independently and do an individual course? The United States is your chance! With its vastness and cultural diversity, it provides a dynamic setting for learning English. New York, the city that never sleeps, is a particularly attractive choice. Its energy and mix of cultures offer an unparalleled immersion.

Why choose New York? In the Big Apple you will find opportunities where you can learn English in an authentic way while enjoying an endless variety of cultural activities and exciting events, such as...

- Climb the Empire State Building or the Top of The Rock or the new SUMMIT
- Cycle through Central Park
- Cross the Brooklyn Bridge
- Broadway musicals

And we could make a long list of incredible plans to do!

Travelling to learn a language is an investment in yourself. Beyond mastering English, the experience provides the opportunity to overcome your fears, fulfil your dreams, experience new cultures and develop invaluable interpersonal skills.

When it comes to choosing between the UK, Ireland and the US, differences in interests and personality are key. Ireland offers a more intimate and welcoming environment, ideal for those seeking an authentic cultural experience. On the other hand, the US brings an exciting and cosmopolitan environment, perfect for those seeking a more dynamic and diverse experience. While the UK is a mix of cosmopolitan cities and rural villages, full of historical monuments, famous music festivals and amazing events to keep you entertained for the duration of your studies.

As for when to go, these destinations offer opportunities all year round, but it is important to consider personal preferences.

The culture and history of each destination add significant value to the English course experience. The UK combines a rich history and traditions with a modern, cosmopolitan society. Its cultural heritage, including literature, music, art and architecture, is world-renowned. Ireland, with its rich folklore and deep-rooted traditions, offers a unique insight into Europe. The United States, by contrast, is a nation of immigrants, where diversity is celebrated and history is intertwined with modernity.

Looking to the future...

Studying in the UK, Ireland or the US brings short, medium and long-term benefits. From improving job opportunities to expanding your network of international contacts. It's the best master's degree in personal and academic growth you'll ever do.

For those venturing into an academic year abroad, here are 3 practical tips to help you enjoy and learn as much as possible from this trip:

- “Be open-minded”: it's very important that you are a person who is willing to learn about other ways of understanding life and listen to alternative points of view

- “Be grateful”: a curious fact is that the English attach great importance to the gesture of gratitude towards bus drivers, so always say goodbye with a "thank you" (try to be grateful wherever you go, this way you will integrate better!).

- “Be curious”: immerse yourself in the local culture and take an interest in its history, tastes, customs and traditions, etc.

In short, whether you choose the UK, Ireland or the USA, you're in for an unforgettable experience full of learning, growth and fun.

Remeber! You can contact us for all the information you need about our courses abroad.

The adventure starts now!