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Ireland Exchange Program Prices

Your guide to our programs, options and prices

Your program fee in Ireland will vary depending on which program you choose, how much you customise your experience and the duration of your program.

Explore your options and then contact us to take advantage of our knowledge in our One Team Across the Globe: Our high school experts here and in Ireland will guide you to the perfect program.

Programs available in Ireland: Classic High School, Region/City/Sport Choice.

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Ireland Classic High School

A cultural exchange in Ireland, experience high school life while living with an Irish host family. There is no school choice on this flat fee program, but you can make a specific request for an additional fee (the fee is only charged if your request is granted). 

LengthDeparturePrice AUDApplication deadline
Classic Academic Semester Aug 2023 $16,450 Mar 1, 2023 
Classic Academic Semester Jan 2024 $16,450 Oct 1, 2023 
Classic Short Program 3 Months Jan 2024 $13,450 Oct 1, 2023 

The Irish Classic High School program includes:

  • Return economy airfares from your nearest capital city with a reputable carrier. Please note that a flight surcharge may be applied to all applications. We reserve the right to increase the flight surcharge if, at the time of making flight bookings, airlines are charging a higher amount for flight prices. If there is no increase made to flight prices, then we will not charge a flight surcharge. 
  • Travel to and from your host community at the beginning and the end of the program – this may be a domestic flight, bus or rail transfer.   
  • Full comprehensive medical, hospital, health, accident, baggage, cancellation, personal liability & travel insurance. Please be aware that full medical insurance is provided for all COVID pandemic related medical costs whilst on program but any other COVID specific related expenses including but not limited to early return or quarantine fees are not covered by this insurance policy. The policy can be viewed in full on the insurance page on our website. 
  • Personal support before and during your exchange. 
    • Application Support.  
    • Pre-Departure Orientation Meeting online. 
    • Access to ‘My SCCE – a personlised online resource and reporting centre with information to help you prepare and make the most of your exchange. 
    • Safety Card and Emergency Information. 
    • Your own Southern Cross Cultural Exchange Program Manager to support you throughout your time away as necessary and required.  
    • 24/7 emergency phone. 
    • Organisation & Local Coordinator in your host country. 
    • Progress reports to parents during the program. 
  • Arrival Orientation meeting in your host country (may be in your host community).  Overnight Soft Landing Camps may be available at an additional cost (subject to your program length).
  • Full board in a carefully selected host family. 
  • Enrolment at your host school. 
  • Southern Cross Cultural Exchange admin costs. 
  • Certificate of completion. 
  • Reunion with other exchange students in Australia after your return. 

Not included in Ireland Classic High School program price:

Personal spending money AU$400-500 per month 
VaccinationsPersonal expense 
Soft Landing Camp –
available for August Semester arrivals 
Additional AU$1,095
School expenses Books, school materials, transport to/from school/school trips 
Flight surcharge Budgeted flight cost is AU$2,500 and the surcharge is the amount beyond this at the time of booking flights.
Additional luggage fees As charged by the airlines 
Optional excursions and toursMay be arranged by your host school or Local Coordinator once on program at an additional cost.

Ireland Classic High School upgrades

Upgrade your classic program to request a Town/Region/Sport placement. Upgrades are only charged once they are granted. 

Add – onPrice AUD
Classic High School + Region Choice – Cork$1,995
Classic High School + Region Choice – Dublin $1,995
Classic High School + Town placement: 3 000 to 80 000 inhabitants$995
Classic High School + Co-Ed Guarantee$1,095
Classic High School + Subject Guarantee (one subject only):
Guarantee placement in a school that offers one of:
Math’s, Science, French, Spanish, German or History 
$1,095
Classic High School + Sports Guarantee*:
Football, Rugby, Hockey, Swimming   
$1,095
Classic High School + Arts Guarantee**:
Irish Dancing, Music Groups 
$1,095
Single Room Guarantee

 *Note that sports/arts guarantee a placement area option, meaning we’ll place in an area where you have access to your chosen sport or art preference which will be recommended by our Local Staff. It doesn’t cover the cost of enrolment in these clubs.  

** Subjects based on final decision of school and will be reimbursed in case of non-availability. 

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

Traveling on a student exchange is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shapes your future. Check out this short guide to planning your exchange program. Join our free Information Session Webinar online and then contact us to make that plan a reality.

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