Destinations: Ireland

Age: From 13 to 18 Years Old

Language: English

Dates: September to May

Length: Term, Semester, Academic year

Price: From 5 690 EUR


Be an exchange student in Ireland

Your Exchange program in Ireland with Nacel International:
Nacel offers exchange students school placements in three public schools in Monaghan and its surrounding areas. Students will attend classes in one of these Colleges and be hosted by an Irish host family living in the neighborhood.
They will enjoy the everyday life of an Irish teenager during their High School exchange in Ireland.

What should I expect from my school year in Ireland?

There are 3 distinct levels of education in Ireland: primary, secondary and higher education. Most students attend and complete secondary education. Secondary education is generally completed at a community school, a comprehensive school, a vocational school or a voluntary secondary school. A typical secondary school will consist of 1st to 3rd Year, the usually optional Transition Year (‹ 16 Y.O.), the 5th (16/17 Y.O.) and 6th Year (› 17 Y.O.). School principals make the ultimate decision on the appropriate class for any student following a face-to-face interview. Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Economics, French, German, Geography, History, Home Economics, Maths, Music, Physics, Religion, Computers, Physical Education courses are usually offered.

Study Abroad in Ireland

Exchange students in Ireland may choose among three different Colleges in Monaghan:
St Macartan’s College
This school has 700 students. The school is single sex (boys) and Catholic. It is a Voluntary Secondary School. The school only accepts European Union students in the 4th year (Transition Year). It offers a canteen on site as well as excellent sports facilities and computer labs under supervision.

Beech Hill College
Located in Monaghan itself, the college welcomes about 400 students. It is a mixed school. The school offers canteen facilities, including breakfast, snacks, lunch. It also offers sports activities such as an all-weather running track, fully equipped sports hall and two football pitches.

Largy College
It is a public school located in Clones that welcomes local students and those from the European Union. It is a small mixed school, with about 400 students. The school has canteen facilities, including breakfast, snacks.

Note that we also offer many other destinations in County Monaghan, County Cavan, Dublin, Cork or Killarney! Do not hesitate to consult us to choose the most suitable destination for your High School exchange in Ireland.

Graduation is possible during your experience in a High School in Ireland.

School type:



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 Ireland (preferably in English).
A minimum of two years of English study and good academic results are required.
This exchange program in Ireland is only open to European Union students.


Live with a host family, providing full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).


Please request more information through the contact form.  

High School exchange in Ireland (EU students)
Prices 2017

Country Program Dates Location Ref. Price Student´s citizenship
High School in Monaghan,  Ireland Fall Term September to December Monoghan ZEIT3 5 690 EUROS EU
High School in Monaghan, Ireland Spring Semester January to May Monaghan ZEIS3 7 190 EUROS EU
High School in Monaghan, Ireland Academic Year September to May Monoghan ZEIY3 10 440 EUROS EU

Many other destinations on request: consult us!

The application to your student exchange program in Ireland is done in five stages:
1. An interview is carried out with you and your family to determine eligibility
2. You complete the application form and return it to us with supporting documents
3. We issue the formal acceptance and start working on your placement
4. Arrangements are made for your placement and communicated to you
5. You determine your travel arrangements and we organize your arrival

We wish you a successful exchange program in a High School in Ireland! 

Price includes:

- Administration fees
- School registration and donation to school if needed
- Host family accommodation with full board (packed lunches on school days); accommodation included during Christmas and Easter holidays (in Monaghan only)
- Orientation on arrival by the local coordinator
- Airport pick-up and transfer on arrival and departure only
- Support, assistance and 24 hours emergency phone number during the whole program

Price does not include:

- International airfare
- International Travel insurance
- Visa, passport and medical exam fees
- Extra activities organized by schools and others
- Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes might be necessary)
- School uniforms and sport uniforms (250 EUR), school books
- Extra language courses
- Personal expenses and pocket money
- Medical and Emergency Repatriation Insurance
- Application fees (65 euros)

"I made a lot of friends, learned the language efficiently and learned about great cultural differences, although the first 4 months if you struggle with the language it can be rather difficult. The program is a good way to integrated with other cultures. I would recommend to anyone who would be interested in taking the challenge.
Thank you for having this program and making one my dreams possible. I do not mind to give guidance to anyone else that may want to participate or to Nacel. Marcelo"


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