Classic Programme Ireland

Schools and Host Families

Our Ireland Classic High School programmes are open to international students aged 14 - 18. We can accept students for the following lengths of time

  • Academic Year - 10 months from the end of August - June
  • Semester Programme - 5-6 months from the end of August - mid February / January - June
  • One Term Programme - 3-4 months from the end of August - Christmas / January - Easter 

The type of school and the programme length that a student can apply to will vary according to nationality and visa requirements. Our Admissions staff are here to support Agents and students through the admissions process and advise on the types of school and programme their students are able to apply for. 

What is included in the Classic programme?

Our programmes include the following: 

  • Full time education in an Irish state school of our choice
  • Full board accommodation in host families - placements can be either single or double (with a student from a different nationality) depending on the size of the house
  • Welfare package provided by our Student Liaison Officers to include an arrival orientation meeting, monthly meeting and reports submitted to the home agency
  • Once per term activity or social gathering for all students in an area which is paid for by Educatius Ireland
  • Student pack with handbook, contact telephone numbers, student ID card and small useful gifts included
  • Return airport pick up and drop off by the host family or Educatius Representatives 

The programmes exclude the following: 

  • School uniform - mandatory in all Irish schools (€150 - €200 approx)
  • School books (€100 approx) 
  • Transport to and from school (€175 per term approx) 
  • School locker and insurance fees (€90 approx)
  • All extra activities, trips, social events or sports the student wishes to take part in
  • Travel / Medical insurance
  • Soft Landing Camp in Dublin at Dublin City University for August arrivals