What?

Study with Irish students in one of our 150 Irish high schools. Tell us what’s important to you and we do the rest!

Who?

You! If you are:

  • Aged 11 – 17
  • Speak English at intermediate level or better
  • Are motivated and keen for new experiences
Why?

A High School Year Abroad is a life changing experience. Meet new people, experience new things and learn fluent English along the way. Make your university and job applications stand out from the crowd, and get a head-start in life!

Girls playing music at high school in Ireland

Ireland School Programmes

The Irish high school system

  • Similar to high school systems in other countries
  • High school in Ireland starts at the age of 12 or 13
  • Consists of 2 three-year cycles; the Junior Cycle and the Senior Cycle
  • Junior Cycle, students study and take exams in 11 subjects
  • Senior Cycle students study and take exams in 6 or 7 subjects
  • The Irish high school qualification is called the Leaving Certificate – which can be used as the entry qualifications for any Irish or British university
  • Ideal for students who would like to study a broad range of subjects

The Irish School System

Academic Calendar

Autumn Term 1 August to December
Spring Term 2 January to Easter
Summer Term 3 Easter to June

A Typical Day

 

08:30-08:40
Tutor Time
10:40-11:00
Short Break
13:00-13:45
Lunch
08:40-09:40
Mathematics
11:00-12:00
History
14:05-15:05
Physics
09:40-10:40
English Literature
12:00-13:00
French
15:05-16:00
Physics

 

Why Ireland?

Being one of the safest countries in the world, Ireland is an excellent choice for study abroad programmes. Add the stunning scenery, vibrant culture and world class education system it’s easy to see why Ireland is so popular with international students.

Click the link below to find out more about life in Ireland.

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