Adventure & Leadership 

Our Adventure and Leadership Gap Year Program in Co. Donegal, Ireland is a 12 week, group program that brings you to the western edge of Europe, along the wild Atlantic where you'll meet the friendliest people, explore untouched nature and immerse yourself in the Irish culture.

Develop leadership and communication skills, volunteer with the local community and immerse yourself in nature through outdoor adventure. 

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Irish Arts & Culture  

Our Irish Arts and Culture Gap Year Program is a 12 week, group program designed to give you an opportunity to explore and cultivate your creative side while building independence, exploring Ireland and making new friends.

You'll get to particpate in workshops with local artists, create your own body of work and delve into Ireland's cultural and artistic heritage. 


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Internship Programs 

We have a large variety of summer and semester-length internship programs available. From interning at horse riding schools, to marketing firms to outdoor education to medical with access to 100 host companies we bet that we've got a match for you.

Our internship programs are available in 4, 8 or 12 week cohorts and take place in Dublin City and County Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way. You'll have the option of staying with a host family or other interns from all over the world in our student housing. 

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European Explorer  Program 

The European Explorer Program resembles the classic European back-packing expedition of old, with students traveling with Irish Gap Year leaders on the Inter-Rail train system from Amsterdam to Berlin to Salzburg and the Austrian Alps to Venice and the plains of Northern Italy.   

This four-week, structured, group program focuses on an exploration of Europe’s history and culture while building independence and reflecting on your gap time. 

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  • We believe that Gap Time is an essential part of personal development and educational growth

  • Our Gap programs have an impeccable record 

  • We love what we do and want to share our passion for travel, the outdoors, adventure and the arts with our students 

  • We operate in Ireland and other European countries that offer excellent medical care, infastructure and stability

  • All students freely choose to participate in our programs.  Mandates by parents or other parties are not considered 

  • An Irish company with a worldwide view

  • 24/7 support and communication with parents