Who we are
International House Galway is asking for your immediate support to help our Ukrainian refugee students who have recently arrived in Galway. We are an English language school located in Eyre Square, Galway and need your assistance with raising funds for accommodation, educati...
Who we are
International House Galway is asking for your immediate support to help our Ukrainian refugee students who have recently arrived in Galway. We are an English language school located in Eyre Square, Galway and need your assistance with raising funds for accommodation, educational materials and any other essential items our students will need to settle in and adjust to their new lives in Galway, Ireland.
What has already happened
In response to the war that is currently ongoing, we have offered 13 scholarships to Ukrainian students which will allow them to find safety during this crisis. With your support, we hope to be able to offer more. Some students have already arrived in Ireland and others are arriving shortly and are in urgent need of assistance. Taking English classes will allow these students to join and interact with the community immediately. Learning English will also help them to make friends and find work in the city. We are also giving students free advice on how to write a CV and find a job. As a school we are doing our best to make them feel welcome by giving them a place in our classes, answering their questions about life in Galway and helping them to find accommodation with reliable hosts. However, there’s only so much we can do alone. That’s where you come in.
Why we need support
As many of you know, accommodation is not an easy thing to find in Galway (or any other city in Ireland at the moment). There is currently a huge accommodation shortage in the city, meaning it’s incredibly difficult to accommodate new students. In addition, the cost of accommodation is incredibly high. We have 13 new students. Some will find free accommodation with angel volunteers, but we want to ensure that we can guarantee a bed for everyone. Accommodation for just one person costs approximately €500 per month. We want to make sure that our students feel safe and valued during their stay here. One way to do this is to give them a place to call home. Your donation will also help us to provide the necessary course books and materials for their education. If you know of rooms available in Galway or can offer a room (or comfortable couch!) yourself, please contact us as soon as possible. You can also donate to this page, so not only can we help our existing students, but so we can also continue to offer more scholarships as more people come and seek refuge in the west of Ireland.