IRELAND: CLASSIC

Travel and experience life in another country, learn the language and live with a host family on a classic high school student exchange. The classic high school student exchange program provides you with your own unique experience and opportunity to see a little bit of the world.

 

Ireland is available in:

CLASSIC 

HOW LONG CAN I STUDY ABROAD?

Late August– Mid-December

Application due: March 1

Early September– Late January

Application due:
Unavailable 23/24 school year

Late January – to Early June

Application due:
Unavailable 23/24 school year

Late August – Early June

Application due: 
Unavailable 23/24 school year

ACCOMMODATION STYLE: HOMESTAY

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What better way to learn the language and culture than to live with a host family. Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, providing meals in the home as well as an opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the country and culture has to offer. Just like families in Canada, host families abroad represent many different compositions, nationalities and live in a variety of different areas from small towns or villages to larger cities. Families come in all shapes and sizes but one thing they all have in common is that they are motivated to be part of the experience and look forward to welcoming you into their home! 

ORIENTATION: LOCAL ORIENTATION / OPTIONAL 3 DAY ORIENTATION IN DUBLIN

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A local orientation will be provided by the local coordinator in your host community. The local orientation will help you to get to know the host community, your local support system and provide you with a crash course in important cultural norms, so you can adjust to school and host family life!

An optional 3 day orientation in Dublin is available for an extra fee. The Dublin orientation provides for a cultural introduction, a chance to meet other exchange students and the opportunity to sightsee before meeting your host family in your host community! A great way to start your exchange with a little touring and cultural prep!

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ENGLISH SPEAKING

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There is no language requirement to participate.

Enjoy regional Irish accents and a new cultural experience without the language barrier!

SCHOOL LIFE: LOCAL PUBLIC SCHOOL

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Attend a local public school (private or semi private school option may be presented if available).

School Year: School starts in September and ends in late May
Common courses:  Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Physics, History, Physical Education, Foreign Language , optional classes can include Music, Art.
Average hours per week: 35 hours of class per week.
Common school holidays: Summer break from July – August, 2 weeks Christmas Holiday in December, 1 week in February for Mid-Term Break, 1 Week Easter break, statuatory/bank holidays
Fun fact: Some schools offer Gaelic courses you can take

Ireland at a Glance

Population Population

4 Million

Capital City Capital City

Dublin

Known For Known For

Oscar Wild, Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, Irish Folk Music, Irish Dancing, Gaelic Games

Currency Currency

Euro

Language Language

English and Irish (Gaelic)

Say Hello Say Hello

Hello or Dia Dhuit!

Program Fees

(2024/25 School Year)

$12,750

Optional Additional Dublin Orientation:

Please request price

(2024/25 School Year)

Unavailable 

Students under 16 years of age as of 31st August in the exchange year will be subject to a surcharge:

Please request price

(2024/25 School Year)

Unavailable

Late Application Fee (for those students wishing to apply after March 1 deadline):

Please request price

Find more information on what's included in the program fee, additional fees, payment schedule and cancellation policy, visit our Program Info page here 

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