AFS Ireland is operated by EIL Intercultural Learning, an Irish non-profit organisation that provides study abroad, language training, community service, and other educational and cultural immersion activities for over 2,500 people annually. AFS Ireland now offers a range of AFS programmes including High School Study Abroad, as well as short-term Global Prep and language learning opportunities for teens and adults in over 60 countries around the world.
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Embracing Change, Embracing VermontAt the beginning of it all I really didn’t know what to expect. I knew that I was going to…
“The experience isn’t comparable to any other experience of mine.” – – Grace KirwanHello, I’m Grace (back, 3rd from right ). I recently just spent four months in Germany in a town called…
“I cannot tell you how proud we were of her”We received this wonderful piece from one of our Host Families in Clare, about Martha Liedtke, a student from Germany:…
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Looking Back and Looking ForwardWith my last few days in Ecuador slipping by like sand through an hourglass, I decided to look back on…
Sustainable Farming in Chiapas – Jack O’BrienSometimes you have an experience very alien to your normal day to day life it has the effect of not…
Vietnam taught me more about loving and caring for each otherWe departed from Ireland during summer of 2019 and my destination was Vietnam, I was very honoured to be…
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