Be an exchange student in Cork County and surroundings
This exchange program in Cork and Kerry counties is dedicated to European Union students looking for a one in a lifetime academic experience in one of the most welcoming countries in the world! From this year, we are also able to offer limited vacancies to students from English speaking countries (Canada, USA).
During their stay in Killarney, exchange students will discover the beauty of a typical Irish city, which is very known for being home to one of the most important Irish national parks. Cork is a vibrant city, former European Culture capital and a very attractive place for young people!
What should I expect from my school year in Ireland?
Graduation is possible during this program, as long as you suceed at the final exams of the Leaving Certificate.
Students are enrolled in an Irish Public School and may participate for a full academic year, a semester or a term program.
The Irish education system is highly compatible with many other education systems worldwide, thus allowing students to con-validate their credits with no problems.
Diversity of public schools available: Mixed schools, only girl’s schools or only boys.
Coordinator available 24/7 during your stay, providing all the necessary support.
Live with a host family, providing full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner). International students will be placed with warm host families.
If you are interested in applying for a term, a semester or full academic year, you must follow the following steps:
1. We will first determine your maturity and interest level through a phone interview.
2. After having conducted the interview, we will require you to complete the online sign up and make a initial payment of 265 EUR. Upon registration, we will send you the application forms that must be returned within the next 30 days.
3. Once you are accepted in the program, we will send you an official acceptance letter and invoice.
4. A month prior to your arrival, we will be sharing with you the school and family placement.
5. Last but not least, students are in charge of purchasing their international tickets. Please inform us of the necessary details, so we can arrange your transfers.
For more information please feel free to contact our Educational Advisers.
High School exchange in Cork and Kerry Counties (EU students only)
* Prices in Euros per participant.
** We may also be able to place some students in County Cork (supplement of 250 EUR for a term, 280 EUR for a semester, 350 EUR for an academic year in County Cork).
Non-EU students should be placed in private schools and pay tuition fees.
Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)
School registration and donation to school if necessary
Host family accommodation with full board (packed lunches on school days)
Orientation on arrival by the local coordinator
Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival and departure only
Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program.
E-learning language program (only for term, semester and academic year)
Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes might be necessary)
Accommodation during Christmas and Easter holidays (350 EUR per vacation)
Extra costs for any special diet
School uniforms and sport uniforms (around 150 EUR), school books (from 50 to 300 EUR depending on schools), extra language courses, transition fee in some schools (between 200 and 700 EUR)
Personal expenses and pocket money
Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
Apply at least 4 months before arrival.
Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted for a High School exchange in Cork (preferably in English).
A minimum of two years of English study and good academic results are required.
This high school exchange in Cork and Killarney areas is only open to European Union students.