Private High School Exchange in Ireland

If you speak English and would like to be an exchange student abroad, enroll in a private High School in Ireland

Study abroad in Europe and in English for a term, semester or school year. Live with a Irish host family and study in Monaghan, Cavan, Cork or Midleton for a term, semester or school year. Go on a exchange year with Nacel.

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  • study abroad Monaghan, Cavan, Cork, Midleton Ireland
  • age from 13 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to May
  • length Term, Semester, Academic year
  • price from 8690 EUR

Be an international student in a private high school in Ireland

Looking forward to discover beautiful green landscapes, a quiet lifestyle and become part of a local private High School in Ireland? Then this program is a perfect match for you! 
We place international students in several private schools in Ireland. These schools are located in the County Monaghan and County Cavan just bordering with Northern Ireland, as well a in County Cork in the South West of Ireland. The private High School exchange in Ireland allow pupils to not only immerse in the Irish educational system, but will also give them the unique opportunity to experience firsthand the essence of the country’s breathtaking beauty and culture. 

Highlights of the Program:

  • Diverse Educational System: Ireland offers a very stable and diversified educational structure compared to other European countries.
  • Local support while studying abroad: students  receive constant support from their Irish Host Family, the guardianship of a local coordinator and pastoral care at school 24/7. The safety and emotional welfare of our students are our main priorities. 
  • Great English-speaking destination at the best price: Studying abroad in Ireland is now possible thanks to our affordable prices and payment structures!

Host Families

Irish Host Families are known to be warm and supportive at all times with our students. Nacel makes a careful selection of the families based on availability as well as the pupil’s interests and needs. We usually work with families that have kids already going to school, however students interested in applying must be open minded about:

  • Being placed in a single parent family or a retired couple family
  • The possibility of sharing room with a host sister or another international student. 

The participants of the private High Schools in Ireland receive full board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Packed lunches during school days).  


Application Process:

Students interested in starting an application for this program must: 

1. Have a conference call with a Nacel Program coordinator to determine eligibility. We look for students who are emotionally mature and show good academic performance. 
2. If you decide to move forward with the application process you will need to complete a one time booking and pay a non-refundable fee of 300 USD. 
3. Once booking is completed, we will send you the application forms. They must be  filled out and returned to us via email in a PDF File. 
4. If you are accepted into the program, we will issue an Invoice and Acceptance letter.
5. If necessary, we can provide you with all the relevant material for your VISA application, however please bear in the mind that the student will be responsible for carrying out this process. Depending on their nationality, students will only be required to present the school acceptance letter, an Insurance certificate, a letter from the Natural parents authorising their participation in the program and the invoice upon arrival. Please contact your local Embassy to learn more about this process. 
6. The final step is booking your International flight, it is imperative you share the travel details with us so we can arrange your transfers from Cork or Dublin.  


Private High School in Ireland (all students)

* Price in Euros per participant. 

Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • School registration and school fees
  • 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

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by schools and others, including school tours
  • Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes might be necessary; 350 euros for a complete year, 175 euros for a semester)
  • School uniforms and sport uniforms (around 250 EUR), school books (between 50 and 300 EUR), extra language courses, transition year fee in some schools (between 200 and 700 EUR)
  • Any additional homestay day (25 EUR/night) and extra cost for any special diet
  • Cork: To stay with host family during Christmas vacation €450 and Easter vacation €350
  • Cork: Additional cost for private transfers from Dublin €215
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
Apply at least 5 months before arrival.

Exchange students must be interviewed in their home country before being accepted in a private High School in Ireland (preferably in English).
A minimum of two years of English study and good academic results are required.
This high school program in Ireland is open to both European Union and non-European Union students.

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