Observational Programmes

About the Programmes

The Observational Programmes offer students the chance to experience Ireland and learn how businesses and schools operate in Ireland. These programmes are ideal for groups and can offer short term programmes for those with a limited schedule. Find out more about our various observational programmes below:

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Observational Student Teaching

In the Observational Student Teach Programme students are able to observe and assist in the classroom to gain the international exposure that they require. We also work with Irish Schools – which have always been very popular with our groups. This will give students an opportunity to work in an indigenous language school, where Irish is the main language spoken. This has actually been a favourite internship for many of our students and they have found it a great talking point in interviews.

Programme Basics:

  • Length: 2-8 Weeks

  • 24/7 emergency support during placement

  • Accommodation Management

  • Process all relevant paperwork

  • Act as liaison between school, student, academic supervisor and University

  • Provide students with practical arrival information

  • Provide resources outlining the Irish education system and its curriculum

  • Arrangement of optional cultural outings

    • A day on an Irish Sheep Farm

    • Trip to local historical, cultural and mythological
      sites.

    • Surfing, horse-riding and hiking to name a few…

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Experience Ireland Programme

The Experience Ireland Programme offers students the chance to tour and visit various businesses in Ireland while immersing themselves in Irish culture. No matter your field of study, we provide observational visits to companies in your field to gain a better understanding of business and workplace culture in Ireland. 

Programme Basics:

  • Length: 2-8 Weeks

  • 24/7 emergency support during placement

  • Accommodation Management

  • Process all relevant paperwork

  • Act as liaison between host company, student, academic supervisor and University

  • Provide students with practical arrival information

  • Arrangement of optional cultural outings

    • A day on an Irish Sheep Farm

    • Trip to local historical, cultural and mythological
      sites.

    • Surfing, horse-riding and hiking to name a few…

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Testimonials

The Inspire Learning Westport, Ireland experience was so beneficial for me. Westport is a great location, small enough to feel right at home, but with enough shops, pubs and attractions that you never feel bored! Louise worked so hard to make us feel welcome and comfortable in all aspects. Because of their many connections in the area, we were able to make our own impact in many ways, in the town and in the schools that we were placed in. I would 100% do this experience again, and I can’t wait to return to Ireland someday soon!

Abby