AFS Study Abroad Global Prep Program in Ireland

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girl writing on a sign called where are you from with flags
girl writing on a sign called where are you from with flags
Glencar Waterfall inspiration of W.B. Yeats' poem "Stolen Child"
Surf Adventures
County Donegal

About

Summer Global Prep: This two-week program is designed for students who want to get a flavor of Ireland by immersing themselves directly into the local culture. Explore the castles, caves and cottages of Ireland’s breathtaking County Donegal. As the home of countless poets and surfing fanatics alike, the western coast has something for everyone. Through AFS, your group can experience Irish culture through outdoor adventure trips, community service work alongside local peers, and challenging and interactive workshops on contemporary topics surrounding global conflict resolution.

Scholarships

AFS-USA Scholarships
AFS-USA Grants & Scholarships

The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Annually, we award scholarships to about half of our study abroad students.

Value
$1,000 - $5,000

Questions & Answers

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Mary Elise
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Adventure Awaits in Ireland

I traveled through AFS-USA to Ireland for the summer. We lived in an International Youth Hostel where teenagers from all over the world were staying. We were able to socailize with them in the mornings and at night. Every night was filled with games or activities. One of my favorite activities we did was crab fishing and racing! It was so much fun just to talk with the teens from different counties. This trip was the best time of my life and I would love to travel back in the near future!

What would you improve about this program?
I would want to stay longer! Two weeks is not enough time at the Donegal Adventure Center. I think staying for a month would really let participants embrace the time they had.

Location

Location:
Ireland
Currency:
Euro
Weather:
Jan-Mar
52 F / 36 F
Apr-Jun
64 F / 41 F
Jul-Sep
68 F / 50 F
Oct-Dec
57 F / 37 F
Airports:
Dublin DUB
( DUB )
Cork
( ORK )
Shannon
( SNN )

Ireland is infamous for the historic castles and the beautiful Wild Atlantic Way. If you are looking to experience lush greenery and countryside beauty, Ireland can keep you occupied for a lifetime.

About AFS-USA

AFS-USA (formerly the American Field Service), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS...