My name is Ramon Petry Pinto, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Brazil.

Let’s begin with why I decided to go to Cork. When I was 14 years old I started having this feeling about traveling abroad and since then I started asking my parents if I could go to stay a long period of time studying abroad.

This year they could make this happen for me to go to study English and Ireland. Ireland was my first choice as a study abroad destination because it is an English-speaking country with an amazing culture.  Also from Ireland I could have a chance to visit other countries in Europe.

The first option was Dublin but I had heard that there are a lot of Brazilians there and I wanted to practice my English as much as possible so I decided on Cork.

Cork is amazing! One of the best things about not being a big city is that I could do everything on foot. There are a lot of nice places to go there. One that I used to go a lot was the an Brog which is a really nice pub.

Fitzgerald park also is a beautiful park and a really nice option to go on a sunny day. Walking on the street you can hear different languages because Cork is multicultural which means that you can know people from a lot of places of the world.

The best thing that happened to me in Cork was the people that I’ve met. They have become really good friends and I can count on them. This is another wonderful thing about Cork. People are very friendly and it’s not difficult to make friends and share in their experiences. So even for you who maybe is a little bit shy don’t worry. I’m sure that if you go to Cork your experience is going to be awesome!

Cork English Academy is delighted to be a finalist in the Cork Digital Marketing Awards.

We are a finalist in the Best Use of Instagram category.

Amy O’Flynn is Social Media Manager here at Cork English Academy and shares news and events not only about our  in-house Social Activity Programme for our international students but also about upcoming tours, trips and festivals around the city.

We love to promote Cork businesses and events to our students and encourage them to get involved in Cork city life.

The Cork Digital Marketing Awards are organised by BiznetCork Skillnet to recognise the remarkable achievements of companies using digital to enhance consumer experience in Cork. All winners will be announced at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards in Pairc Uí Chaoimh on the 26th of October 2017.

There was an overwhelming response to the 2017 Awards with almost 400 entries!

Well done Amy!

To all Cork English Academy students and staff.

Due to Hurricane Ophelia a STATUS RED weather warning has been issued and the Department of Education and Skills has told all schools in the areas covered by the red warning to remain closed tomorrow. Therefore, Cork English academy will be closed tomorrow, Monday, 16th October 2017

We hope to reopen on Tuesday as normal and will post an update on Facebook and Instagram tomorrow.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of the authorities.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or WhatApp 00353 867900860.

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