Our mission is to develop more self-aware, independent, confident and resilient young people. We achieve this transformative experience through the values of community integration, immersion in nature, experiential education, exploration of the arts and creativity, meaningful travel, volunteering and cultural exchange.

In Ireland, we are fortunate to have a landscape and culture that lend themselves to reflection and exploration, but the Irish Gap Year experience is just the beginning of our students’ journey of self-discovery.

Ultimately, we aim to provide young people with a thoughtfulness and self-awareness that they can carry forward throughout their lives.

We invite you to come on the journey of a lifetime with us.


Our Adventure & Leadership Gap Year Program will take you far off the beaten track, deep into Irish nature and culture where you will learn much about yourself and the world around you.

You will become immersed in our community, be challenged physically through outdoor adventure and mentally through our leadership skills, explore Ireland on our program expeditions and create lasting friendships.

The Irish Arts & Culture Program gives students an opportunity to explore and cultivate their creative side, build their independence and become part of the Irish arts community.

You will work across a variety of mediums with our team of professional local artists in daily, small-group workshops. As the program progresses, you will focus on the mediums that appeal to you most as you prepare to exhibit at the ‘Le Cheile’ Art Exhibition.


The European Expedition Program brings students on an epic journey across Europe, broadening their horizons through exposure to the continent’s deep cultural and historical roots infused with an exhilarating mix of outdoor adventure in some of the world’s most iconic locations.

From the Arctic Circle to the Adriatic Sea, this will be the journey of a lifetime!

The European Explorer Program resembles the classic European back-packing expedition of old mixed with a hands-on study of European history, culture and current events.

This program will broaden your worldview, cultural knowledge of Europe and foster independent travel skills through the cornerstones of Cultural Exploration, Immersive Travel and Cultivating Independence.