Program Details

As a high school exchange student in Ireland, you will spend a trimester, semester or academic year living with a host family, attending a local school high school, and experiencing day-to-day life in Ireland.
Waterford, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Studying abroad with Greenheart Travel’s high school program in Ireland will give you a chance to live like a local during your trimester, semester or academic year abroad. As an exchange student in Ireland, you will live with a host family, attend a local school high school, and experience day-to-day life in Ireland.

Program fee includes:

  • Roundtrip international airfare from designated gateway airport to Ireland
  • Host family accommodations and 3 meals per day
  • Medical/Accident insurance
  • Support and counseling services from in-country staff
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Pre-departure Orientation and Preparation
  • Arrival Orientation with a Irish local coordinator
  • Personal assistance from a Greenheart Travel program manager
  • Letter of Recommendation upon request and successful completion of the program
Setting Description:
Exchange students are placed in safe communities all around the southern part of Ireland. Most families live in rural communities. It is important to be flexible about which town you’re placed in since we are unable to take your location preferences into account. Our priority is to identify a host family and community that is the best match for you.
--Academic Trimester: $11,570 --Academic Semester: $13,570 --Academic Year: $17,910 --Check out our website for early application discounts up to $500 off your program!

Additional Program Information

Students must: -- Be between 15 and 17 years of age -- Be from the United States or Canada -- Possess a high school cumulative GPA of at least 2.75/4.0 -- Be in great mental* and physical health -- Have a genuine interest in becoming a part of your host family and community

Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • Applying with Greenheart

    Greenheart is the reason I was able to experience a year abroad. After many programs turned me down after finding out I had medicine, Greenheart did their very best to make sure I could have this experience. They worked with the Irish government, as well

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Helped Us Every Step of the Way

    We chose Greenheart Travel because we were looking for an established, reputable agency that participated in a regulatory/screening organization, and found them listed on the CSIET website. Greenheart Travel was also one of the agencies we found that

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • escape to ireland

    my daughter spent a semester in Ireland her junior year of high school and had an amazing experience. greenheart travel did a great job answering all our pre trip questions and sending lots of info about what to pack, the weather, the history, travel

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend