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A proud Celtic nation located in the North Atlantic Ocean, Ireland is often described as a land of legends and mysteries. So what a great idea to go and see for yourself!

You can learn about ancient traditions and stories, visit castles and explore the lush wilderness with your host family and the local community.

You can learn and improve your English and maybe try your hand at Irish! Sports, music, dance, literature, history, you will be immersed in the traditions of this mysterious and intoxicating country.


The AFS Program

You go for a year, a semester or a term. You will attend high school in the community where you will live. You will be placed with a carefully selected AFS family so that you can enjoy an immersion experience that will leave you with lasting memories.

AFS offers training, orientation and activities before, during and after your stay. You will meet youth from around the world.

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be between 15 and 17 years and 8 months old on the day of departure

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Re-entry Orientation
  • Global Competence Certificate
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • School Placement
  • Vaccinations
  • School Transport
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Materials
  • Stipend
  • School Uniform