COVID-19 and Planning Your Irish Gap Year 

The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), declared by the World Health Organisation as a “Global Pandemic” on the 11 March 2020, has impacted all our lives, livelihoods and immediate plans.This is a time of uncertainty, but it does not change young people’s desire to travel and learn more about themselves. Equally, after the current restrictions are lifted Irish Gap Year will be here ready to work with young people and their parents to fulfil their goals to become independent, resilient and confident people.

Refundable deposits

In light of the current uncertainty we have updated our payment and refund policy. All deposits on future programs are now fully refundable or transferable to another Irish Gap Year program should future programs be postponed due to ongoing travel restrictions. We hope that this will help to ease any worries families may have about booking future programs with Irish Gap Year.

Gap Programs in 2020

We will make a decision by the 15th of July regarding all our Fall 2020 programs. This decision will be communicated to students and families who have paid deposits on fall programs. If travel restrictions are still in place and the program cannot go ahead students with deposits paid will have their place automatically held for our spring 2021 programs until such time as they confirm attendance or avail of our refund policy. 

For more information regarding COVID-19 and future programming please email us at: