School Immersion programme in Ireland – 12-18 years
This programme is open to motivated participants aged 12 to 18 who want to study for 1 term to 1 academic year in a state-run high school in Ireland. This is a unique opportunity to live alongside young Irish people of your own age and share the daily life of your host family.
Communication and exchange are key to the success of this stay, as are open-mindedness and the desire to adapt to another way of life.
This option is therefore recommended for young people who are sufficiently independent, sociable and open-minded. To facilitate integration, it is also recommended that you have studied English for at least 2 or 3 years.
A land of legends and wild, grandiose landscapes, Ireland offers a unique blend of traditions that are still very much alive and conviviality. The Irish people are, by nature, artists and musicians, warm-hearted and joyful. The cities are dynamic, bustling and young.
Ireland has a long tradition of excellence in education, with over 80% of young Irish people passing their school-leaving exams. Recent studies have also shown that pupils receive a great deal of attention from teachers, with anaverage class size of 17. Over the last few decades, the government has also invested heavily in the internationalisation of the education system, making it very attractive to foreign students.
Placements can be made almost anywhere in Ireland, with the exception of Dublin and the surrounding region.