“No, that’s not mould, it’s a paint effect”. “You don’t really need an oven do you?” “It’s not a box room it’s a bijou living space”. Estate Agent speak, you have to love it. What we don’t love though is offering our students anything other than the best accommodation on offer. That’s hopefully where you come in!
We have worked with a range of excellent accommodation providers over our years in business. Many of them are long-term partners and help provide the high standards we expect. With our business expanding though we are always open to working with new partners and finding exciting accommodation solutions. So what do we look for? Gold taps and marble floors obviously…Ok maybe not anything that fancy, here’s a handy list:
We inspect all new properties and meet with any new accommodation provider. Equally before our students arrive we may ask to inspect their prospect houses/rooms to ensure they have been prepared to our standards. The experience of our students is our paramount concern and their accommodation is a huge part of that. We need to ensure it is right from day one.
So what don’t we like?
*May only apply to those properties situated on ancient burial grounds or currently under curses.
So if you think you might be able to provide everything we do want, whilst avoiding everything we actively dislike then we’d love to hear from you!
Hopefully we can work together and help provide a whole new generation of students with some amazing accommodation which will help enrich their whole experience!
This experience have been really positive for me. I have learned how to live independently, how to value a lot of things (a job, a weekend, to do the shopping, to save money, to spend money in a responsible way, etc.). I also have demonstrated to myself that I am a professional and that I enjoy teaching a lot. Now I know that I am qualified to be a teacher in a different country with a different language. I recommend this programme for everybody because it is fantastic!
First of all, I really love Cork! The people are very nice and friendly. My placement was with a very cool and friendly company as well. I enjoyed the time with my cool colleagues and boss! My work was familiar to me because I translated documents like I am learning in Germany. I would recommend an internship in Cork for every student because it is worth it. You improve your language skills and learn the culture. The Irish accent is also very cool but funny as well! So, I really enjoyed my time here. Thank you Partnership International!
With my internship, organised by Partnership International, I got to visit many different Irish companies and was involved with introducing international students to them. I was also involved with inductions and orientations for foreign students. My work also included office administration. My colleagues were really nice so the working experience was very good. And I got to see a bit of Ireland while there. I’ve been to the Cliffs of Moher, a whiskey distillery, a falconry and many places more. So, overall it was a great experience and I would totally recommend it!
Ireland is an absolutely nice country, people are very kind and friendly, the nature is beautiful even if the weather is not as good as you’d expect. I lived in the city of Cork. It’s not so big but it’s really nice and you cannot get lost there.
I got this opportunity thanks to Partnership International. I worked in Cork for a month and I can say it was the best practical training which I ever had.
So after all, I have to say it was an absolutely great opportunity to get to know a new country/city, people and to make an intercultural experience. I am lucky that Partnership International organised everything so well and that they were hands-on to their students the entire trip. Thanks very much for everything and keep doing what you are doing! It will definitely not be my last time in Ireland and you helped me to open new ways! Cheers!
I really liked doing an internship in Cork for 3 months. In fact, I’m going to stay here another 3 months (the company where I did the internship hired me!). The city is nice and everybody is very kind, friendly and open-minded. The worst for me, as Spanish, is the weather and the prices. My English is improving a lot and I travelled around this awesome island, so I think as a vital experience it was perfect. I’ve made a great decision taking this internship with Partnership International, the welcome was excellent as was the company where I did my internship.
My internship has given me the opportunity to learn a lot and to improve my professional skills in a foreign language. It was a great opportunity for me to gain practical skills and work within a professional team. The lessons I learned as an intern are still with me today and I’m thankful to all the team of Partnership International who were a real pleasure to deal with. I would recommend an experience like this to everyone.