Mission Statement 

At Irish Gap Year our mission is to develope more self-aware, independent, confident and resilient young people. We achieve this transformative experience through the values of community integration, immersion in nature, exploration of the arts and creativity, meaningful travel, volunteering and cultural exchange.


Our Vision

We imagine a future where education addresses the holistic person, where young people are equipped with the emotional, social and practical tools to succeed in a rapidly changing world full of challenges.


Irish Gap Year has created our gap year programs based on the highest industry standards. Working with Gap Year consultants we have created sustainable policies in the areas of staff, marketing, financial aid and partnerships. After every Gap year program we evaluate all these areas in a structured format with both parents, students and staff to improve our programming.

At Irish Gap Year we are committed to promote the values of diversity, equality and inclusion throughout our programing and work environment. Irish Gap Year programs will provide opportunities for all students to thrive through the promotion of positive identities and abilities, the celebration of diversity and difference, and the provision of an inclusive, participative culture and environment.

Irish Gap year acknowledges that there are certain barriers to entry in Gap year programs. This includes, but not exclusively, economic restraints. Irish Gap year work with parents and Gap year consultants to best overcome economic barriers to students joining a gap year program. This will take the form of financial aid and or additional resources as required. At Irish Gap year we offer financial aid for specifically underrepresented student groups.