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Fáilte go hÉirinn! Welcome to Ireland! This program is for young adults who want to experience both intercultural learning opportunities and traditional Irish hospitality. A PLC course, or Post Leaving Certificate, is a one-year course normally more vocational in nature or for specific careers that do not require a degree and typically have an element of work experience.

Currently, we offer courses at two PLC colleges: Waterford College of Further Education and Drogheda Institute of Further Education. Students joining this program choose a PLC course they want to follow, for example:

  • Technology & Design
  • Business, IT & Humanities
  • Services, leisure and tourism
  • Community & health care
  • Art & Design
  • Journalism, Photography & New media
  • Sports
  • Tourism & Travel
  • Animal care

Moreover, students on this program will have the opportunity to live in one of the 14 local communities which are located all around Ireland. You will live with host families in their local communities and will also attend a local college 5 days a week. You will also be supported by your Local Coordinator throughout your program to ensure that you have the best intercultural experience possible.


  • Greatly improve your English language skills
  • Life changing experience
  • Immersion in local community life (live with a host family)
  • Local Coordinator who can provide support if needed
  • Experience Irish culture – traditional Irish sports, music, dance, literature, history,…


You can apply for a program at either Drogheda Institute or Waterford College of Further Education. Check out their websites below to get to know these colleges and their programs.

Visit Drogheda Institute
Visit Waterford College of Further Education

Discover more about the program and Ireland


  • You are between the age of 17 to 19.
  • You have graduated from secondary or high school education.
  • You have a decent level of English.

You’re responsible for your travel arrangements to Ireland and your return to Belgium. The program costs does not cover these expenses.

dit programma komt niet in aanmerking voor een prijsvermindering (beurs).

Wat is inbegrepen

  • Gastgezin
  • Accommodatie
  • Maaltijden
  • Inschrijving op een lokale school
  • Individuele contactpersoon
  • Medische verzekering
  • 24/7 noodondersteuning
  • Assistentie bij inschrijving
  • Assistentie bij visumaanvraag
  • Diploma
  • Oriëntatie voor vertrek
  • Oriëntaties tijdens je uitwisseling
  • Oriëntatie bij terugkeer
  • Global Competence Certificate

Waar ben je zelf verantwoordelijk voor

  • Retourticket vliegtuig, trein en/of bus
  • Field Trips
  • Culturele activiteiten
  • Lokaal transport
  • Vervoer naar school
  • Kosten voor visa en paspoort
  • Schoolmaterialen
  • Zakgeld