For decades, visitors couldn’t leave County Cork without a trip to the Blarney Stone to earn “the gift of the gab”. 

These days, however, visitors are just as likely to be in University College Cork to earn a BSc in Genetics.

Over the past decade, Ireland has risen to be a leading, world-ranked, study abroad destination.

Significant government investment in higher education and innovation has put Ireland in the top 1% in terms of research impact, and has enticed the world’s most innovative companies to establish European HQs here. Wrap that in the setting of a safe, friendly country, and it’s no wonder Ireland is the seventh most popular study abroad destination for students.

As a result, Ireland’s fast-growing field of international education is an exciting place to be. If you’re studying education, higher education administration, or career counselling or even international business, you’ll love this placement.

You’ll learn to develop and implement study abroad programmes, working with students and faculty directly to tick both academic and adventure boxes. You’ll gain insight into the Irish higher education systems and markets, and learn skills in student advising, marketing, event planning and outreach along the way.

This placement is ideal for students who want to work in a study abroad, student services or academic department at a university.

At A Glance
International Education in Ireland
Start Date
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
8, 10 or 12 Weeks
Apply By
12 weeks prior to start date

8-weeks: €7250

10-weeks: €8595

12-weeks: €9950

What's included?

Airfare, materials for placement, visas and associated costs, mandatory health insurance, some meals and spending money aren’t included.

Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Commitment fee

€500 Non refundable

up to €1000