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.
Our Intensive Programs, ranging from 6 weeks to 8 weeks, might be just the right one for you. This is a great alternative for Malaysian students who want to gain intercultural experience, but don’t have the flexibility to study abroad for an entire semester or academic year.
Not keen on a year or semester abroad? The AFS Intensive Program is the best option for you! Spend 8 weeks living with a host family, attending a local high school and getting involved in your host community.
Inclusions: Placement with host family, Enrollment at a local high school for the duration of the program, International Airfare, Airfare Management, Visa guidance and advice (Visa application submission and cost is student’s responsibility), Domestic travel in your host country to your host family, Medical Insurance (Exclusions apply), 24/ 7 Worldwide support network, Arrival and departure orientations.
Visa Information: Please note that most year program destinations do require you to have a visa to participate in a school-based program. Visa costs and application timeframes vary by destination. Please make sure you budget up to an extra RM500-RM1000 for potential visa costs as this is not included in the program fee. AFS sends all visa information to participants upon acceptance to the program.
AFS programs are based on school and family life and note that tourist travel cannot be a priority.
Please note that for Austrian visa purposes you may be required to travel interstate to lodge your visa application. Associated costs with the visa are not included in the AFS program fee.
- Airport Pick-up
- Host Family Placement
- School Placement
- Individual Contact Person
- Medical Insurance
- 24/7 Emergency Support
- Domestic Transport
- School Transport
- Pre-Departure Orientation
- Orientations during your time abroad
- Re-entry Orientation
- Teaching Materials
- School Materials
- Access to Alumni Network
- Continuous Support
- Cultural Tours
- Visa and Passport Fees
- Grade Transcripts
- School Diploma
- Project Materials