From Irish Dancing to Gaelic sports, we provide a great variety of experiences to give you a taste of the real Ireland – its people, its music, its beauty.
We organise social events and connect you to local clubs and groups to meet the local people and give you the opportunity to practice your English as naturally as possible and we will give you all the advice you need to travel independently around the country to enjoy all that Ireland has to offer.
Sending your son abroad for a Full Year´s programme is a great responsibility...and a big challenge. My experience with ELI in Carlow has been superb: well organized and a great sense of empathy and kindness. The Irish family was helpful from the very first moment! And that’s the key of their trustworthiness as an organisation.
As a part-time student I studied at ELI from May till October 2015. I can only find positive words for this time and I remember a lot of great moments. The teachers of the advanced class helped me to prepare well for my Cambridge exam that I passed in October. Everybody is always friendly and helpful - not only during the classes. Also in the break time it is like a big family - and a lot of activities like trips, dancing or drinking in a pub help the students to become good friends. The time was flying and I felt so bad saying goodbye to everybody. I made a lot of friends from all over the world - and at the same time I could improve my English. I can recommend the school to everybody who wants to have an incredible time. The staff welcomed me from the first moment and the atmosphere is very warm. It was always fun going to school and it is for everybody - with advanced or beginner English knowledge. Thanks for this unforgettable time!
“We want to thank all at ELI for the great job done with our teenage groups sent over the past 3 summers and again this year; carefully selected host families for our students, high academic level, exciting and fun activity programme, all mixed together in the beautiful Carlow town. ELI is a friendly organisation where we received a highly personalised, caring and professional service. We will keep sending groups with your experienced and enthusiastic professional team. Thank you”.
"My name is Marina I am 25 and I am from Italy. I was working as an aupair in a village near Carlow and I was studying at the ELI during my time there. At the beginning I felt like a student then I felt part of a big family. I met a lot of people and I made most of my friends there. Everybody in the school was really kind and helpful. They organised a lot of activities and trips. For us it was a great opportunity to get to know Ireland and the Irish culture. I am glad to have been a student there. My English improved a lot and I have just great memories of my Irish experience and my time spent there."