Discover the “Emerald Isle” with its breathtaking scenery, friendly people, rich history and vibrant culture. Located on the western edge of Europe Ireland is a small island with a lot to offer from our dramatic coastline like the Cliffs of Moher, our rural heartlands, hiking trails & waterways, picturesque villages and castles to our lively towns and cities. Irish people are known to have the craic – the Irish word for fun 🙂 Music, sport and festivals are central to Irish life and culture.
The school programs in Ireland have an annual, half-yearly, quarterly duration and are offered in collaboration with the AFS partner in Ireland, which is called Experiment in International Living Ireland (EIL); in addition to these, a summer program is available which includes a four-week English language course, in collaboration with some language schools in various locations throughout the country.
It should be noted that in Ireland host families, both those participating in school programs and those in summer programs, receive financial support and therefore do not host completely free of charge.
Finally, it should be underlined that for the quarterly program only, the Italian families of the candidates are required to undertake to host a foreign student during the same period as their children’s stay abroad.