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Study Abroad in Ireland
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel. It is the second-largest island of the British Isles, trailing only Great Britain, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially also named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom, which covers the remaining area and is located in the northeast of the island. In 2011 the population of Ireland was about 6.4 million, ranking it the second-most populous island in Europe. Just under 4.6 million live in the Republic of Ireland and just over 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The island’s geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable oceanic climate, which avoids extremes in temperature.
Irish culture has had a significant influence on other cultures, especially in the fields of literature and, to a lesser degree, science and education. Alongside mainstream Western culture, a strong indigenous culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music, and the Irish language. The culture of the island has also many features shared with Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.
*Information from Wikipedia
*Video courtesy of Discover Ireland
- Age Requirements:
Must be between the ages of 14 and 17
Minimum age: on or by August 31, 2020
Maximum age: on or by August 31, 2020
- Fully Vetted Irish Host Families: Ireland is famous for its friendly hospitality and long-standing tradition of welcoming international students, so it’s no surprise that our host families in Ireland are among some of the best in the world.
Irish host families can live in the city, the countryside, an apartment, a house, or with or without children of their own. Some host families have pets, some do not. Our host families come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common – they love learning about new cultures and providing international students with an unforgettable family experience in Ireland. Students will have the unique opportunity to experience everyday life alongside Irish people and certainly not least, create bonds with a caring family who they will probably stay in touch with for the rest of their life!
- Fall Semester: Aug – Jan
Soft Landing Camp: Aug,
- Spring Semester: Jan – May
Soft Landing Camp: Jan
- 3 month Fall program: Aug – Nov
Soft Landing Camp:
- 3 month Spring program: Jan – April
Soft Landing Camp:
- Fall Application Deadline: April 1st
- Spring Application Deadline: October 1st
- Semester – $8,800
- 3 months – $7,800
Required International Health/Liability Insurance:
- Semester – $305
- 3 months – $225
$1700 deposit due with application
– Soft Landing Camp in Dublin – $525
**Prices are subject to change**
High School System
The post-primary education sector comprises secondary, vocational, community and comprehensive schools. Secondary schools are privately owned and managed. Vocational schools are state-established and administered by Education and Training Boards (ETBs), while community and comprehensive schools are managed by Boards of Management of differing compositions.
Post-primary education consists of a three-year Junior Cycle (lower secondary), followed by a two or three year Senior Cycle (upper secondary), depending on whether the optional Transition Year (TY) is taken.
The Senior Cycle caters for students in the 15 to 18 year age group. It includes an optional Transition Year, which follows immediately after the Junior Cycle. The Transitional Year provides an opportunity for students to experience a wide range of educational inputs, including work experience, over the course of a year that is free from formal examinations.
During the final two years of Senior Cycle students take one of three programmes, each leading to a State Examination: the traditional Leaving Certificate, the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) or the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) Programme.
*Information resourced from The Irish Department of Education and Skills
High school acceptance and tuition fees
Host family placement
Visa support documents
Local orientation upon arrival
Monitoring and supervision by local partner while in Ireland
24-hour emergency support
Program Does Not Include
Domestic transportation to host family and within Ireland
School textbooks, school lunches, school uniforms
Extracurricular expenses for clubs, sports, etc.
Passport/visa/resident card fees
Personal spending money