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Essential Eligibility Criteria 

  • Irish Gap Year welcomes participants from all backgrounds, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Political Beliefs, Socio-economic Group, Gender.
  • Students must have the ability to communicate their ideas both within a group and a one to one basis.
  • Students must have a good command of the English Language.
  • Students must have a basic understanding of interpersonal and group level dynamics
  • Students to possess the ability to monitor and self-medicate their own prescription drugs without the need for help from a program leader.
  • Students must be willing to participate in the program, for up to five consecutive days, without the use of a smart phone or smart device.
  • Students must be willing to respect program policies relating to Drug and Alcohol use.
  • Participants must work with Irish Gap Year staff to create a responsible and stress-free environment therefore students should not engage or tolerate any harassing or abusive behavior to any Irish Gap Year staff or fellow student.
  • Students buy-in and desire to participate are essential, students should attend Irish Gap Year programs on their own accord.  
  • Irish Gap Year is a non-therapeutic program and is not appropriate for students who require daily, on-going therapy.  
  • Students must be willing to participate in 6-8hour hikes, over rough terrain and in all kinds of weather for our Adventure & Leadership Program.