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International Student Program in Ireland

Tecla Languages work together with HSI Ireland, to provide High School Programmes in Ireland. Thanks to their local expertise of Irish schools, the education system, locations, host families we can provide the best choice of program to meet  the specific educational, career, social and personal needs of each and every student.

Ireland

An overseas study program for teenagers is about a lot more than the quality of the classroom. It is also about environment – cultural, social, personal, educational – and how this environment encourages students to study, to be happy, to make friends, to feel at home.

Ireland is justifiably proud of it’s long tradition of welcoming foreign students and of the reputation of the Irish as a warm, hospitable and friendly people. We value family life above almost everything else and this is reflected in the quality of our host families and schools.

Schools

The Irish education system is recognized as one of the most developed and successful in Europe. Irish graduates have always been successful in attracting the best and most innovative multinational companies to set up here and use the knowledge and skills pool formed by  Irish schools and universities. Ireland has one of the highest percentages of school graduates, and one of the highest percentages of  school graduates who go on to university.

For more detailed information on this programme please contact us

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Program Options

 

School Type / IREDS* Description Key Features
           • A Standard Day school in   Ireland  is  the equivalent of a   Public school in  most countries.• mostly privately owned but   maintained  by the Irish   Government.• located in a wide range of   locations   throughout Ireland • Local schools  & local host   families in local communities• Single sex / Coeducational,     Religious/Non Religious schools• Wide range of subjects and good    local facilities• Good student/teacher ratio• Most school graduates proceed     to University
School Type / IREPS Description Key Features
  • Elite Day Schools are the   equivalent of   Private Schools in   most other countries• partly maintained by the   Irish   Government• mainly located in cities, with a     few located in smaller areas• Excellent reputation • Excellent range of subjects &   facilities• Smaller class sizes• High percentage of graduates go   to university•  Single sex / Coeducational,     Religious/Non Religious schools•  Local host families•  Wider range of optional extras   such   as IB, sports, music tuition   etc
School Type / IREBS Description Key Features
     • Boarding schools in Ireland often   accept both day students and   boarders.• These schools are privately   owned   but receive some   maintenance from   the Irish   Government•  Boarding schools vary from 5     Day   (every weekend with a Host   Family)  to 12 Day (every second   weekend with   a family) to 7 Day (occasional weekends   with a Host   family)•  Host family accommodation   provided during   all official school   closures except Christmas•  Excellent reputation & majority   of graduates   proceed to top level   University courses •  On campus accommodation with   Irish students•  Resident pastoral and   supervisory staff•  Comprehensive range of subjects•  Excellent facilities including     sports facilities•  Excellent student/teacher ratio•  Most schools are co-educational•  Religious and Non religious•  Dormitory accommodation for   junior   students & single /double   rooms for   senior students

 

All schools offer the official curriculum of the Irish Department of Education.

* Certain restrictions apply to non-European students who wish to enroll on this program

School   Type Program   Age   Duration   Academic Background   English Level*   Available to
 
IREDS  Standard Day + Homestay 13/18 1,2,3 + terms Good Average Intermediate EU **
IREPS  Private Day + Homestay 13/18 1,2,3 + terms High Average High Intermediate All Nationalities
IREBS Boarding School 13/18 1,2,3 + terms High Average High Intermediate All Nationalities

Note: There is limited availability for one term programs (these are generally not available for the final school term). * There are Preparation Options available for students who do not meet the English Level requirements. ** Certain fees/restrictions may apply to non EU students who wish to enroll on this program.

 

Questions and Answers

Who should apply?

  • Students who want to spend a term or a year in Ireland, experience an Irish school and Irish life and who want to perfect their English
  • Students who want to gain entry to an Irish or British university (a minimum of two years is usually recommended and may be compulsory)
  • Students who wish to follow the full Irish Secondary School programme from age 12 or 13

What do I need to apply?

  • You must be aged between 13 and 18 years
  • You must have a reasonable level of English
  • You must have achieved average or better than average grades in your last two school years
  • You must be in good health
  • You must be positive about participating in the program and be prepared to make the effort to adapt when you arrive

When should I apply?

We continue to accept applications as long as there are suitable vacancies – usually through the month of August. However you should remember that there are limited vacancies in all schools – and there are more Standard Schools than Elite Schools, and more Elite Schools than Boarding Schools.

We strongly recommend that you are guided by these dates:

Boarding Schools: September Start: Apply by early April

Elite Schools: September Start: Apply by early May / January Start: Apply by early October

Standard Schools: September Start: Apply by early May / January Start: Apply by early October

Of course the earlier you apply the more choice you may have.

Can I graduate from an Irish Secondary School?

Yes – if you pass the Leaving Certificate in the final year. You will normally need to spend two years in an Irish school before taking this examination. If your grades in the Leaving Certificate are good enough you can then apply for entry to the university of your choice (including British universities).

Can I choose my school?

Of course while you may choose a school, the school will also ultimately choose you! Most schools have their own entry criteria and most schools have a limited capacity – so even if you are a brilliant student with fluent English, there may not be a suitable vacancy for you in your chosen school or school year. Here again we can assist you by recommending schools

Can I choose my subjects?

When you have completed your application and provided us with all the information we need, we will match you to the best school that meets your needs - and this includes subject requirements. . If you have specific subjects requirements, it is essential that we are aware of these when you make your application. Remember that not all schools offer the same subjects and this is where our local knowledge and expertise is really helpful.

 

Accommodation Options - Residential or Homestay

Your living environment is crucial to your success in Ireland. Not all students are suitable for a residence, but most students are suitable for a Host Family.

We are very careful about selecting families to host our students. Apart from providing a clean and comfortable house, your host family provides a warm, caring family environment – they have an interest in your success – and they welcome you as an additional member of the family.

Furthermore for students who prefer to be part of a residential community, there are a variety of boarding accommodation available. Some schools are 7 Day boarding, and others are either 5 Day or 12 Day boarding. In 5 Day boarding schools students spend every weekend with a host family. In 12 Day boarding schools, students spend every second weekend with a family. 7 Day boarding schools may also close one weekend in every month. These closures are in addition to mid-term breaks in the first and second terms when students also live with host families.

 

Role of Student Advisers

Supervision & Monitoring

From the time the student arrives until they complete their program, students will be assigned an adviser who will be their primary point of contact. These advisers are experienced educational professionals and in co-operation with the school and local host family seek to ensure that each  student maximizes their potential and overall experience.

Guardianship & Emergency contact

We provides guardianship for all students for the duration of their study program in Ireland. This involves ongoing student support including 24  hour emergency contact 365 days a year as well as attending parent teacher meetings etc.

Reporting

In additional to maintaining regular contact with the student, host family and school, the student adviser will personally visit the student at school once a month as well as a separate visit to the host family. Where necessary they will liaise between the school and host family on behalf of the student to help resolve any problems or difficulties that arise. At the end of each month they will prepare a personal monthly report for the natural parents detailing how the student is progressing academically (including language skills), socially and personally.

For more detailed information on this programme please contact us

 

Tecla Languages work together with HSI Ireland, to provide High School Programmes in Ireland. Thanks to their local expertise of Irish schools, the education system, locations, host families we can provide the best choice of program to meet  the specific educational, career, social and personal needs of each and every student.

Ireland

An overseas study program for teenagers is about a lot more than the quality of the classroom. It is also about environment – cultural, social, personal, educational – and how this environment encourages students to study, to be happy, to make friends, to feel at home.

Ireland is justifiably proud of it’s long tradition of welcoming foreign students and of the reputation of the Irish as a warm, hospitable and friendly people. We value family life above almost everything else and this is reflected in the quality of our host families and schools.

Schools

The Irish education system is recognized as one of the most developed and successful in Europe. Irish graduates have always been successful in attracting the best and most innovative multinational companies to set up here and use the knowledge and skills pool formed by  Irish schools and universities. Ireland has one of the highest percentages of school graduates, and one of the highest percentages of  school graduates who go on to university.

For more detailed information on this programme please contact us

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