In spite of a EU Nation, English is the widely spoken language of Ireland. The programs in the university/colleges are English Taught. In 2010, Lonely Planet named Ireland the most friendly country in the world. The Global Peace Index rates 158 nations worldwide on measures such as conflict, safety and security in society and militarization. In 2014, it ranked Ireland the 13th most peaceful place on Earth. Ireland’s Higher Education Institutions are absolutely committed to ensuring that visiting students settle into their new environment and have all the information needed for an enjoyable stay. All our higher education institutions have a designated staff member to whom international students can turn for any assistance.