Taking part in a school exchange brings a foreign language to life. Equal parts challenging and fun, it gives you the chance to connect with a different language, culture and community. Unique experiences, lifelong friends and more can be found every step of the way.
Funding unforgettable experiences
At Languages Connect, we know just how important exchanges can be. Exchanges are priceless to students. But of course, there are real-life costs associated with them. We want to make it possible for more students to take part. Post-Primary Languages Ireland awards grants on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills.
So far, we’ve awarded 20 schools all over the country a total of €300,000 in funding. Each school receives €5,000 each year for three years. This contributes towards travel, administrative costs and more. We’re working towards offering even more funding for school exchanges. When our next application process starts, more information will be available here.
Start exchanges in your school
From teachers and students to schools and families, exchanges have a positive impact on communities at every level.
Interested in starting an exchange in your school? Check out our guideline booklet below and get the practical advice you need.