Inspire Learning is an award-winning Irish business that provides options for international students who wish to come to Ireland to study, intern or teach. Located in the west of Ireland, Inspire Learning has close ties with Irish universities, national schools and businesses. We have been helping students find their dream Irish programme for over 20 years.
What sets us apart is our personal approach to student programmes – we believe that successful partnerships are relationship based. Our programmes are person-centred and we work to ensure that your needs and requirements are our core focus. Our individual focus assures we work well with everyone from our students, university representatives, school principals, host organizations and accommodation providers; we take pride in making connections that delight our programme participants.
As a local Irish-based business, we are able to provide the highest quality Irish programmes at a very competitive price. Inspire Learning oversees every aspect of each programme to ensure our standard of quality is carried through to every section of every programme. We look forward to helping you have the experience of a lifetime in Ireland!
Meet The Team
Louise Gibbons, Founder
Louise Gibbons Founder of Inspire Learning Westport Co Mayo, won Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2003 and the Small Business Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2004.
Hailing from the West of Ireland, Louise studied Occupational Psychology at the University of Ulster. Louise was elected the student President for Magee College and in ‘00 she ran for Overall President of the four campuses and was elected from a student population of 25,000.
From her years in student support, Louise developed a business to help students to identify the value of their education, she organised work preparation courses and provided services for students and graduates to focus on their skills and strengths to identify opportunities in the marketplace both locally and internationally.
In 2006, Louise established Inspire Learning, she continued to develop her relationships with companies in the US and working to offer career development opportunities to the Irish student market as well as being a visa consultant for both companies and individuals relocating globally.
Inspire learning offers a number of comprehensive services to Global students and graduates and have provided visa support for the last 17 years. Inspire Learning has been a leader in establishing links with US Universities to deliver tailor made specialised programs for their US students in Ireland and Europe.
As well as having over 17 years visa expertise, Louise has also assisted a number of international corporate companies who have relocated to the Sligo region, as part of her companies international support package.
Recently Louise was awarded a place on New Frontiers with Enterprise Ireland and was a finalist in the awards for New Emerging Business 2016. Louise has also been awarded a position on the Empowerment programme supported by the EU to promote Female Entrepreneurship in the West of Ireland.
Bradley Ransom, Program Manager
Bradley's love of travel has taken him throughout Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia. It also inspired him to pursue a career in International Education and help others reach their dreams through travel, studying, and working abroad. Transitioning to Inspire Learning's Program Manager in 2020, Bradley inspires students and young professionals to gain experience and engage in Irish culture.
What We Believe
Inspire Learning places value on learning the skills needed to succeed in any workplace in any field. Our specialised career mentoring and internship program focuses on the potential for personal and professional career development and our internship opportunities are tailored to suit the working environment and cultural values of the intern, host organisation and potential future employer. The Inspire Learning Internship programme reinforces the academic learning experience of the intern and adds a genuine active learning experience for international students seeking a deeper meaning in their studies and professional development.
Traditional learning methods such as lecturing and rote learning are becoming increasingly inferior to experiential learning, or learning by doing. Experiential learning comprises many forms— internships and externships, research, service learning, and leadership roles.
Experiential learning has a multitude of benefits for students such as better guidance towards majors and careers, an acceleration of learning, enhanced student engagement, and a more personalized learning experience.
Through international partnership and collaboration with institutions of higher learning in regions including Asia- Pacific, North America and Europe, Inspire Learning has assisted 1000 + students and employers connect together to learn workplace skills.