• Ireland
12 - 52 weeks
Program Categories
Cultural Immersion Study Abroad

Program Details

Academic Year Fall Spring
Host Family
Age Max


Price Details
Apply six weeks prior to the deadline, and receive a $250 discount.
Program fee includes international airfare and iNext travel insurance. Full inclusions are found on our website.
What's Included
Accommodation Airfare Some Activities Travel Insurance
Sep 24, 2021
Feb 05, 2021
22 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Get ready for an authentic Irish educational experience, complete with a traditional school uniform. At a local boys’ or girls’ high school, you’ll study alongside Irish peers and choose from a wide variety of courses, all taught in English. What will you do on weekends? Catch the latest movie on a rainy day in Dublin. Surf at Lahinch Beach, a rugged beach near the Cliffs of Moher. Visit the Ring of Kerry, a peninsula in southern Ireland. These are just a few of the things students do with their host families, CIEE friends, and other international students.

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4.00 Rating
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  • Growth 4.5
  • Support 3
  • Fun 4.5
  • Housing 3
  • Safety 3
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Yes, I recommend this program

My Experience In Ireland With CIEE

I studied in Waterford, Ireland my senior year of high school. It was a decent overall experience. I made some good friends and got to immerse in the culture through school. However, the first host family that I was assigned was very verbally abusive and when I went to the local coordinator, she was dismissive of the personality difference and said it was my fault and that I was in culture shock. For months this employee would continually pin the blame on me and make me feel even worse in an already horrible situation. Halloween night my host mother yelled at me to the point that I had a panic attack and was hyperventilating, for the first time in my life, rather than just leaving me crying as was the usual. My parents were able to force my movement from their end and I went to a family that was already hosting a student. After I left, she went through almost the same thing as she tried to leave that family. The company has a good base structure, but it is poorly implemented where it counts.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have a bigger focus on the student, it's their experience, they should be allowed to have a good one.
27 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Overall amazing!

Greetings everyone, my name is Melissa Gallant, and my semester abroad in Ireland altered my life indefinitely. Forming a bond with a lovely family, exploring the rolling landscapes, and delving into a new school system were just some advantageous aspects of studying abroad, especially in Ireland. Recently, as I entered senior year, my mind turned to studying abroad again -- for college! I aspire to study at Jacobs University, which is in Germany.

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