What People Say
Dr. Rakan R. Al-Turki
Each time I’ve moved to a new country, my biggest concern is a smooth & effortless transition. Thanks to Castel Education’s help, being available 24/7 & welcome package, my transition was much smoother than I could ever hope for. Castel Education was also open to all my constructive criticism & constantly working to improve its services. Good luck and thanks for all your help.
Dr. Maisaa Alwohhaib
The Kuwait Cultural Office has engaged with Castel Education since its establishment. It delivers English Language Training to our students on the International Medical and Pharmacy Commencement Programmes through its excellent English Language School. Furthermore, Castel provides a range of supports to our students which have ensured a happy student cohort during their preparations for their professional careers and we are delighted with student performance in both their Commencement Programme and their Medical/Pharmacy studies after. More recently, Castel Education has provided crucial support to Kuwaiti doctors embarking on Postgraduate Medical Training in Ireland. We are indebted to Castel Education for their professional and thorough approach and their attention to detail in all aspects of their engagement with our students, both undergraduate and postgraduate.”
For me, the ELP course was a mix of fun and an unforgettable experience, it gave me the chance and time to practice my hobbies; I learned how to cook, travel alone and gave me confidence to join the gym and become involved in clubs and societies. I also had a great time learning about the Irish culture both in class and on organized college trips. Additionally, the Elective Modules I took were very informative and a constructive challenge that encouraged me to prepare better for my IMCP year. I was introduced to tertiary level in gradual steps, which helped me blend in easily while mixing with the many diligent students I came across during the year.
This year was totaly different and perfect experience for me. I thought there would be lots of difficulties before I came to Tralee but Castel Education really helped me to get used to my collage environment and Ireland. In the collage all teachers were so kind and helpful also they were like my friends. I learned lots of things related to English and IELTS but also I learned how to live abroad thanks to Castel.. I won’t forget my year in Tralee and I will come to Tralee and visit for many years.
Jumanna Al Kerri
Personally, I found the foundation year in Podiatric Medicine very beneficial as it gave me the time to get used to studying in English and adapt to the Irish culture. Moreover, I learned most of the basic tasks which make the first-year on the Podiatric Medicine course a lot easier to me.
One of the important factors to consider when thinking about studying abroad is the country and place, you are going to study in. Living in Ireland is wonderful opportunity to experience another country and culture as well as gaining a professional qualification. What I like the most about Ireland is that it is very quiet and safe place, additionally, people are really friendly. They pay attention to cultural differences and try to respect it. For example, IT Tralee were aware of the number of Muslim people who study there and they provided us with a prayer room which I really appreciated.
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have engaged Castel Education to deliver the English language component of the International Medical Commencement (IMCP) program at the Institute of Technology Tralee. The IMCP programme was initiated in 2009 and is a bespoke programme designed to prepare international students, who’s first language is not English, for the undergraduate programmes of medicine, physiotherapy and pharmacy that are offered in RCSI. The IMCP has students from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Iraq, Uganda and Nigeria and the challenges of integrating these young students into life in Ireland and third level education are significant. To meet this challenge, Castel provide a comprehensive range of non-academic support services to ensure the smooth transition of these students from their home Countries to life in Ireland. The services include but are not limited to, orientation, visa advice and processing, Garda Immigration, accommodation, transport, health information in addition to a range of office hours support.
Mr. John Magner
Working with Castel Education has been a tremendous help to me as Head of International Affairs with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland at two levels. Firstly, Castel Education have been invaluable to me in the planning and preparation of our entry to Postgraduate Medical Training in the Middle East;and secondly in the personal support services they provide to individual trainees we recruit as they prepare to come to Ireland for training. Their experience and networking with Middle Eastern Government Agencies, coupled with their clear focus on outcome, have contributed enormously to identifying the key agencies we engage with. All of the doctors on our new Fellowship and Residency Programmes have spoken in glowing terms of their engagement with Castel and the smooth and seamless transition to Ireland through their engagement with Castel Education.”
“The ELP gave me many significant advantages. It improved my English language skills while also assisted me to build on my CV for the future. I joined many medical courses that were provided by the institute for example first aid course – cardiac response among many others. In addition, ELP aims to help the student to cope with the problem of homesickness by providing various activities and cultural trips to different parts of Ireland. From my perspective, one of the greatest benefits was being part of an Irish host family which gave me the opportunity to experience a different culture and improve my language.”
Shamma Ahmad Al-Nokhatha
My journey as an International Rheumatology fellow in Ireland started in July 2018. At the very early stage I got excellent support from Castel Education platform to meet my needed language requirements. The Medical Council application procedure was lengthy but very manageable with much clarified steps and checklists provided by Castel Education.
Castel Education is providing International Candidates with tutors for personal language development pathway to achieve the IELTS score. They are also providing options for accommodation places, medical insurance, supporting immigration documents, banking appointments and even pick up at the airport. I met my language requirements in a short period of time with dedicated help I received from Castel Education. Special thanks to Castel Education for their continuous support. Currently I am starting my dream experience that I need to achieve my ultimate goals.
Fatima Hamad Al Jneibi
I have to thank my online tutor for believing in my ability from the first session and motivating me in all my online classes. . Castel Education offered endless online language training and support until the last moment. The feedback on all the skills was excellent and I improved my English after every online class. It is definitely hands on with Castel Education until we meet our dreams. I am forever grateful. I met my language requirement through online classes that were flexible to my busy working life.
My experience in ITT and working with Castel Education was beyond amazing. Castel Education team of teachers were so friendly and helpful in every possible way; from the time of my arrival to Ireland until I got my IELTS certificate in the English Language Programme along with my IMCP program certificate. My English language skills have developed enormously and I am so thankful to Castel Education for providing everything I needed to make that happen. The team was so professional, organized and so welcoming that I never felt I was a stranger. They encouraged us to join clubs and societies in the college and there we met many new friends and improved our language skills. They also organized many trips and events through the year for us and showed us the beauty of County Kerry and I still keep going back there even though whenever I have the chance.
Thank you Castel Education
I was previously an IMCP student in the year 2015/2016. I am so thankful to Castel Education staff for all the support in terms of improving my skills in IELTS performance and their teaching on the Advanced Language Module once I had met my IELTS requirement. In addition, many thanks for promoting the importance of flexibility in communication between different genders and people with different cultural backgrounds. After leaving Tralee, I felt I had confidence communicating in many different environments. Your patience with students on the IMCP is highly acknowledged.
Dr. Amnah Al Hanee
Working in a busy service in my hospital, made attending IELTS preparation classes in my country difficult. I attended a few classes before doing the online course with Castel education for online classes. Castel Education sessions were more suitable to my working schedule. In addition, having private classes made me more comfortable with my teacher. Furthermore, my teacher was so helpful in correcting extra writing homework. It is a trustable online course and flexible for which I do recommend to any one. All efforts to help me to get the IELTS exam were really appreciated
Dr. Waheeb Al-Dhalaan, KSA
The online courses have many advantages. Time flexibility is the main one. Traditional courses will be difficult to attend, but the online ones will be possible. In addition, one to one sessions are considerably beneficial because it cover the Student’s requirement. This will lead, again, to save the student time and minimize the session’s number
Dr Waddah Ashram
The most important thing is that everything is very well organised beforehand and the programme is very well structured. It is also very easy to communicate with supervisors and the College. If you have any kind of issue, they sort it out as soon as possible, which is really great.
Dr Fatima Al Washahi
Once accepted onto the programme, RCPI have a dedicated team to help me with the registration process step-by-step, until you’re completely settled in Ireland. They were fantastic, and were available for queries throughout the entire fellowship.