Cultural immersion programme
Experience Ireland with InterStudies
Living with an Irish host family, who will treat you as a member of their family, and attending a local Irish school as a guest student is a great way to learn about life in Ireland, while improving your language skills.
The Academic Immersion Programme offers placement in a state school and accommodation with local host families. As a guest student you will join a selection of classes at the local school as an observer and sit alongside local students. You will be staying with a local Irish host family.
Living and studying in Ireland for a period of time provides the opportunity to not only improve your English by talking to your host family and other people you meet, but also to immerse yourself in the Irish culture and school life. You can choose your programme length between 2 and 8 weeks.
As a guest student, you will be placed in the year corresponding to your age and follow a selection of classes that are available when you arrive. You will follow the lessons as an observer. Some schools will be able to accommodate certain subject requests, but it does depend on availability.
All Irish students wear school uniform – and you will be expected to wear uniform as well, so you will blend in with local students.
Your family in Ireland is looking forward to welcoming you. You will take part in the everyday life of your host family and have a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the English language and experience the Irish way of life. Your family may host other students at the same time, which will give you a great opportunity to make international friends while making the most of your insight into the Irish culture.
Local Support Coordinator
Throughout your stay you will have full local support from your Local Support Coordinator, who is available in case you need assistance. You will have regular contact from your Local Support Coordinator, and if you stay for a while, you will be invited to student gatherings and offered optional excursions..
Select your area
With InterStudies Area Choice you will be placed with a host family in the area of your choice (subject to availability).– Area choice
Included in the programme
Examples of what is not included
The student experience
You will be given details of your placement with a school and host family before your arrival. Your host family will provide a letter and pictures, and you will receive their contact details.
Your Local Support Coordinator will make contact soon after your arrival, and if you are staying with us for a while, you will have the opportunity to join local gatherings and excursions with other international students.
When it is time for you to return home, we will ensure that you are taken to the airport and ready to travel, hopefully with a suitcase full of fantastic memories of a great time in Ireland.