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Ida in Ireland!

My stay in Ireland has been very enjoyable, I am finding the experience really enhanced by the support InterStudies are giving me while I am here. They selected a wonderful family for me and their Local Support Coordinator was always available for advice and help by text, whatsapp, email or phone. She also lives locally…
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May 23, 2018 0

Elena’s year in Bristol

What does it mean to be an exchange student? Elena from Italy shared her thoughts and experiences with us. When I decided to be an exchange student I really didn’t know what it was. When I decided to change my life I didn’t know how it really worked. So the 2nd of September I flew to…
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May 9, 2018 0

Highlights from Torquay

It’s always good to see our students getting involved in their local community, and our Torquay group have had a busy year! Sarah, our local support coordinator, sent us some pictures of the highlights from the year so far in Torquay. A group of our students took part in a drama production of Grease with…
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April 17, 2018 0

Ireland… What an Experience!

Enno from Germany sent us this report about his exchange year so far! Gaisce / President’s award The President’s Award / Gaisce is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland to young people aged 15-25 to develop yourself. There are three levels of Gaisce – Bronze, Silver and Gold You need to take on…
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March 22, 2018 0

Snowed in!

The UK and Ireland were hit by heavy snow in late February/early March. Many schools were closed, but our students certainly didn’t let the snow stop them having a great time. Check out the pics below for a great selection of snowmen – and proof that you can snowboard in Ireland! Thanks to all our…
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March 15, 2018 0

Easter in Ireland

Thanks to Mary, our local coordinator in the Cork area, for taking the time to share some Irish Easter traditions with us! If you would like to come to Ireland on an exchange then you can read more about our programmes in Ireland here! Easter in Ireland! Well apart from Christmas Day and St. Patrick’s…
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March 15, 2018 0

Dublin trip 2018

Another fantastic trip, where 60 students from our UK and Ireland exchange programmes joined our leader team for a few days exploring the charming Irish capital. We started the trip on Monday afternoon, where we welcomed our students to our hostel, in Temple Bar in the centre of Dublin.  After a welcome meeting where we…
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February 20, 2018 0

Cork in 60 seconds

Gina from Germany sent us this short video of her time in Cork, crammed into 60 seconds. Even though Gina was only with us for a few weeks she managed to cram plenty of experiences into her stay. Famous sites in the Cork area include Blarney Castle, home to the legend of the Blarney Stone…
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February 14, 2018 0

Photo Competition

InterStudies Ireland held a photo comp for all our students staying in Ireland. The prize: A free place on our popular Dublin trip! The theme for the competition was everyday life with your host family. We received some great entries. Scroll down to see a few of our favourites and the winner! Annika from Germany…
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December 16, 2017 0

Scotland tour

Over 60 students travelled to Scotland for our annual trip at the end of October! We started off in Edinburgh where we stayed at a youth hostel in the city centre. After a good nights sleep our group was ready to experience the city of Edinburgh. After seeing all the sights in daylight our leaders…
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November 10, 2017 0