During Spring Break of 2019, up to ten lucky sophomore (and now juniors) will be able to participate in an Exchange in Ireland!

(Update: we are trying to match with the Irish applicants. They now have 5 boys and 3 girls, a mix of 10th graders and 11th graders.)

Villiers School, founded in 1821, is a prestigious IB secondary private school in Limerick, Ireland. They have invited up to 10 sophomores from Good Counsel to experience the innovative Irish Transition Year curriculum during Spring Break. Participants will be able to explore fun subjects such as Film Studies, Outdoor Pursuits and Origami, while visiting the beautiful and historic countryside in Ireland. Here is a glimpse of what Villiers is like:

GC sophomores will go to Ireland from March 23 - 31, 2019. It will be Spring Break at GC, so you won't need to worry about missing school. You will host your Irish student from February 15 - 23, 2019. This covers the President's Day weekend, so you can enjoy fun outings with your exchange students.

You will be charged for transportation from the US to Shannon with minimum administration cost (about $1000) and personal spending. Be sure to check with your family calendar before you apply. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Yihung Mohs at

What would you like to achieve through this exchange? What most excite you about this opportunity? Describe how you will bring back this experience.​​​
What clubs, sports, and activities are you involved in?​​​​​ Describe your best friend. How would your best friend describe you?​ What do you plan to do with your Austrian friend when they come visit?​
Living with a new family in a foreign country can be challenging. How do you get to know new people and how would you manage home sickness?​
Please describe the accommodation and activities you plan to provide to the exchange student when they arrive. ​​Also note any questions you may have.​
Please list two (2) teachers who know your work and will recommend you for this program.​​​​

Please provide an email address where we can send a link to your current form.

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