Choosing to spend your high school stay in Ireland means choosing warmth, friendliness, and hospitality, something that will help you integrate and make friends really quickly. Since only Math and English are compulsory subjects, you have the freedom to choose other subjects that interests you, from woodwork, metalwork or outdoor education.
14 - 18 year olds
1 - 3 Terms
Let us decide or choose between: Dublin, Wicklow, and Galway
Across the country
Ireland, called "Éire" in the national language, is a true land of wonders. Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is the green island of Western Europe. Due to its picturesque cliffs and coastal landscapes, Ireland is a favorite location for the movie industry. Through several popular movies and series, the island has attracted millions of tourists with its lowlands, hills, beaches, cliffs, and moors. Magic can truly be felt everywhere on the island. The land of leprechauns and fairies also offers castles and palaces that tell the rich history of the country. If you visit Ireland, definitely don't miss the amazing atmosphere of Irish festivals and pubs, with the sounds of old folk songs playing wherever you go! Two languages coexist on the Emerald Isle: English and Irish, both equally important. In addition to the unmistakable Irish accent, which sounds a little different depending on the region, Irish is often taught in schools.
During the transition year, the focus is on gaining practical experience. But don't worry, theory will not be neglected.
A school year in Ireland consists of 3 terms of 4 months per year. Choose between:
- January - April or
- September - December
- September - January
- January - July or
- September - March
- September - July
You will stay with a previously screened and approved host family. The student's needs and interests will be met as much as possible with those of the host family.
Yes, an Area Coordinator/Area Representative who will come to the school every month to check on things. This person can be contacted by phone at any time should a problem arise.
Family visits are possible only at the end of the program.
Students are not allowed to work during their high school stay.
Public transportation in Ireland is well organised and available in the cities.
Due to insurance reasons, students are not allowed to sign up for driving courses. It is also not allowed to drive motorized vehicles.
The standard vaccinations common in Europe (tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, pertussis, polio) are recommended.
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