With so many internationals studying in Dublin, many CUs have an international outreach to share the gospel with those who have never heard it before. Pray for UCD CU and Trinity International Cafe as it starts back this week. Pray for international students to come and to build friendships with Christian students so the gospel can be spread.
Here are some international statistics in Ireland:
25,000 international students in higher education in Ireland (i.e. 13% of our universities and colleges)
They contribute €700mil to the economy
Top senders are the UK, US, China, Middle East, Malaysia, France, Germany, Spain
100,000 language school students come in the course of the year (many for short stints).
They contribute €300mil to the economy.
European students tend to come for a few weeks only.
Top non-European sending countries: Brazil, Korea, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia