School immersion – 12-18 years – with a same-aged student
The programme is for motivated participants, aged 12 to 18, who wish to study for one term, one semester or one academic year in an Irish public High School. This is a unique opportunity to live the life of an Irish of your age, share unique moments with the family who receives you and discover, first hand, the culture of this country.
You are welcomed into a family where you share the daily life and lifestyle, and you follow a course of your preference in a local high school. A unique opportunity to live the life of an Irish of your age, share unique moments with the family who receives you and discover, first hand, the culture of this country.
Our partner cooperates with many institutions in many parts of Ireland. The school choice is made according to your profile, your school records and subjects that you would like to study.
Unique of this programme: we guarantee you the hospitality in a family that has a child of the same gender and is similar age to yours (a year or two), and especially that follows his schooling in the same school. This means that you have a buddy to assist your academic integration, but also that your host family knows the school and it operates.
The communication and exchange are the key words of the success of this visit, as well as openness and the desire to adapt to a different lifestyle.
This formula is recommended for young autonomous, sociable and open students. To facilitate the integration, it is also recommended to have fulfilled at least 2 or 3 years of English study.
As a legendary land full of breathtaking, wild landscapes, Ireland offers a unique mix of perennial traditions and friendliness. The Irish people are originally welcoming and joyful artists and musicians. Irish cities are well-known for being dynamic, full of activity and home to young people (more than 40% of the Irish population are younger than 30).
High-quality education is not a new concept in Ireland: more than 80% of young Irish people take the final exam come the end of their schooling. Recent studies have reported that teachers pay a great degree of attention to their students, with the average size of the class standing at 17 pupils. Furthermore, the Irish government has invested a lot over the last few decades in making the education system international so that it becomes more attractive to foreign students.
Dates & Prices 2021-2022
School Calendar 2021 – 2022
Academic year (9 months): 23/08/21 – 27/05/22
1st trimester (4 months): 23/08/21 – 22/12/21
2nd trimester (3 months): 06/01/22 – 08/04/22
3rd term (1 month and a half): 25/04/22 – 27/05/22
Accommodation is included during All Saints and February holidays but not during Christmas and Easter holidays (see extra fees below)
Includes taxes, enrolment fees, course, room and board
|Course, room & board, enrolment fees, taxes included|
|Academic year||€ 12.495|
|1st trimester||€ 7.345|
|2nd trimester||€ 6.250|
|Term 2 & 3||€ 8.125|
|Accommodation during Christmas and Easter holidays (per week)||€ 390|
|Roundtrip transfer (both ways)||€ 230|
|Private English lessons (per hour)||€ 35|
- Preliminary interview for the application
- Enrolment fee at the host school and other administrative costs
- Accommodation at the host family, individual room and full board (packed lunch mon-fri)
- Accommodation during short holidays (All Saints’ Day and February)
- Transfers between Dublin’s airport and the host family
- Personal assistance, guidance and advice from a local coordinator
- A complete uniform
- School books
- Transport to school
- School newsletters
- An emergency number available 24/7
Prices do not include:
- Travel to/from your destination at the dates sent to you
- Accommodation expenses at your host family if you arrive outside of the dates sent to you
- Additional transfers if needed
- School materials
- Outings or excursions organised by the school if these take place
- Accommodation expenses during Christmas and Easter holidays