International Young Adult

International Young Adult Programme

Atlantic Language’s International Young Adult Programme offers a mix of English language tuition and cultural activities specifically designed for young adults aged 16 to 18. This programme gives young people the independence to develop their communication skills through collaborative group and project work. Galway is the perfect location for curious young adults keen to discover a new culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Improve your English language skills in interactive, communication-based classes with focus on self-guided project work
  • Choose from 3 topic-based tuition options – Prepare for University, Global Citizenship, Climate Change.
  • Half-day excursions to scenic and heritage sites
  • Full-day excursions to West Coast highlights such as Connemara, Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Plenty of free time for independent exploration of Galway city

Tuition options

We have three tuition options. Each of these are task-based and aim to improve your knowledge and understanding of the topic as well as your English skills.


Prepare to Study at University

This course focuses on the skills you need to succeed at university. Improve your critical thinking, lecture note-taking, research & presentation skills, as well as academic writing. Ideal preparation for students who are about to embark on a university course.
Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship, Diversity & Inclusion

Explore what it means to be a global citizen in the modern world. This task-based course will help you gain an understanding of diverse cultures and identities. You will have practical opportunities to develop self-expression and the communication skills to interact with others, while gaining knowledge of the wider world and your place in it.
Climate Change

Climate Change: Think Globally, Act Locally

This project-based learning programme offers guided workshops and a group research project. Explore topics surrounding climate change and the impact we can make as individuals. Discover the activists driving change and the role decision makers play. Examine current international agreements and speculate about the future.
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Activity Programme

Discover the best the West of Ireland has to offer with full-day excursions to the Aran Islands and the Cliffs of Moher; half-day trips include the beautiful Connemara and a visit to the rocky Burren Park near Galway.

The School Staff and Mentors organise and supervise evening group activities such as scavenger hunt, bowling, cinema night and an Irish dancing workshop.

Students can enjoy many indoor and outdoor activities, improving their English skills and exploring the vibrant and lively Galway as well as its surroundings.

What’s included?

The all-inclusive package includes:

  • 19.5 hours of specialist tuition
  • Full board accommodation – homestay (14 nights)
  • Diverse activity programme (see sample)
  • Return airport transfers to/from Dublin airport
  • Commuter bus ticket
  • Welcome pack and city map
  • Level test, course materials, certificate of completion
  • Free Wi-Fi in school
  • Emergency phone contact

Sample Timetable

Key Facts
Lessons per week26 lessons per week (19.5 hours)
TimetableEnglish lessons
Morning: 9.00 – 10.30 & 11.00 – 12.30, Mon – Fri
Afternoon: 13.30 – 15.30 Tue, Thurs & Fri
LevelsCEFR A2 to C1, Pre-Intermediate to Advanced
Online testing before arrival
Course Length2 weeks (14 nights)
Dates29 June – 13 July or 14 -28 July 2024
PriceDownload the PRICE LIST HERE
ActivitiesAfternoon Activity: 14.00 – 16.00
Half-day excursion: 14.00 – 17.30
Full-day excursion: 9.30 – 17.00
Evening Activity: 20.00 – 22.00
See the sample programme for more details.
Age Range16 – 18 years
AccommodationHomestay (full-board)
Airport TransfersFrom Dublin airport
Programme BrochureCLICK TO DOWNLOAD

We offer the following accommodation options for a 7-night stay (Saturday to Saturday) in Galway.

Below you can find more details about them. Please access the ACCOMMODATION page on the menu for further information.

Host Family

Home-stay accommodation with friendly and welcoming local host families.*

  • Enjoy a full immersion in Irish culture
  • Warm, welcoming Irish families
  • Various locations in Galway
  • Full board accommodation – homestay (14 nights)
  • From Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday

*Travel time can range from 25 to 50 minutes depending on location.

Still have questions about the course?

If you would like to get more information about this course or ask about any of our other language courses, please get in touch with us today. We’ll help you to find the perfect course to match your personal and professional goals.

Summer in Galway

Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Galway city
Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Galway city
Cliffs of Moher (weekend excursion)
Cliffs of Moher (weekend excursion)
Bunratty Castle and Folk park (weekend excursion)
Bunratty Castle and Folk park (weekend excursion)
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Galway Girl – Sharon Shannon, Mundy and Galway city
Cliffs of Moher (weekend excursion)
Bunratty Castle and Folk park (weekend excursion)
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