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Upcoming EF Regional Meetups

EF Zipline in Kilkenny

On November 2nd we'll be meeting up in Kilkenny for a fun day of adventure ziplining.


For this EF Regional Meetup you can expect the activity and a meal to be included. Contact your SSA for more details!

EF Ziplining

Kilkenny 2nd November

EF in Galway

On November 3rd we'll be meeting in Galway. Who is ready for some fun with your SSA Julia?!


For this EF Regional Meetup you can expect the activity and a meal to be included. Stay tuned for more details and to register for your spot on this EF Regional Meetup!

EF at Galway

Galway 3rd November

EF Ice Skating in Dublin

On November 18th we'll be meeting up in wonderful Dublin to celebrate the Christmas Spirit ice skating Dun Laoghaire!


For this EF Regional Meetup you can expect the activity and a hot drink to be included - yummy, hot cocoa! Ask your SSA Julia or Frances for more details.

EF Ice Skating

Dublin 18th November

EF Christmas Dinners!

The holidays are right around the corner - are you looking forward to Christmas crackers and mince pies?!


Stay tuned for news from your SSA about local Christmas dinners! Have a suggestion? Let them know! Contact Julia or Frances for more details!

EF Christmas Dinners

Dates coming soon!

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EF Student Recognition Awards

Do you know an EF student who you believe deserves to be recognised?


Whether it's because they have gone above and beyond to support a friend, because they have been a positive force or huge help at home or at school, or because they have simply done something cool that you think they should be acknowledged for, you can nominate them to receive an EF Student Recognition Award.


Click here to nominate an EF student!

EF Student Recognition Award

Nominate an EF student who deserves recognition.

Share your school & extra-curricular events

Are you in a club or do you do an activity, inside or outside of school, where you have performances, matches or events coming up soon?


We love hearing about all the incredible activities that you are up to during your exchange and our EF SSA team would love to support you by coming along to your events too!


Click here to let us know about your upcoming events so we can support you!

Share your School & Extra-Curricular events

Let us know about your upcoming events!

EF 1 Second a Day Challenge

Calling all budding content creators! Do you want to make a mini film of your exchange in the easiest way possible?! All you have to do is film for 1 second everyday and before you know it, you have a snapshot of your exchange in a short film which you can share with your friends and family!


If you are interested in signing up for this challenge, click here!


For any questions, please reach out to SSA Frances, via WhatsApp (+353870661251) or Instagram (@ef.frances)!

EF 1 Second a Day Challenge

Capture each day of your exchange story...

EF Instagram Takeover

Do you want to share your EF Exchange Story with the world? Now is your chance to takeover the UK or Irish EF Instagram accounts!


Takeovers are usually 7 days long and involve sharing daily stories about your real life experience on exchange, including but not limited to:

  • Your commute and daily habits
  • Your host family, home and room
  • Your school life and study habits
  • Friends and tips on meeting people
  • Activities and travel
  • Food and meals
  • Challenges and how you've overcome them
  • Question and answers, quizzes, polls


Click here to sign up for a takeover now!

Takeover our Instagram

Takeover our Instagram and share your EF experience with the world!

Recommendations of the Month

EF Movie of the month - Sing Street

Sing Street just may be the perfect film to watch as you begin you exchange - the story of a teenager starting life at a new school and finding his friends and community through his slow discovery of how much he loves music.


Click here to watch the trailer for this fantastic film!

Film of the month

Sing Street

EF Recipe of the Month - Irish Soda Bread

Start off your exchange learning to make a classic, Irish Soda Bread! You'll have the chance to learn more about this delicious treat at Welcome Days, but why not get started now?


Click here for a classic recipe for Irish Soda Bread!

Recipe of the month

Irish Soda Bread

EF Book of the Month - When Irish Guys Are Smiling

For seventeen-year-old Delk Sinclair, studying abroad in Ireland means one thing: escape. Delk is tired of hearing about her friends' debutante parties, watching her pregnant stepmother redecorate her mother's house, and having to smile sweetly even though she doesn't think she'll ever get over losing her mother. Ireland is Delk's chance to be happy. With the stunning green landscape as backdrop, Delk revels in all things Irish, from living in a real Irish castle, to celebrating St. Paddy's Day in Galway, to enjoying Irish music and dance, to studying Yeats and shearing a sheep! So when Delk begins to fall for a very handsome Irishman, she wonders if there's more to the Emerald Isle than it first seemed. It is fun, to be sure, but will those smiling Irish eyes really be able to heal her broken heart?


Click here to find a copy of the book for yourself!

Book of the month

When Irish Guys Are Smiling

Take your exchange to the next level

Join the In-Country Ambassador Team

  • Share your story and continue to live the most memorable experiences of your year so far
  • Be a role model: Inspire others to go on exchange & make an impact on someone elses life and the future of our world
  • Expand your international network by entering a global & diverse community
  • Participate in personal & professional development activities & events
  • Be part of monthly projects and competitions such as Instagram Takeovers, webinars, photo competitions, etc.
Sign up

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EF Discovery Tours

Make room in your agenda! This one you don't want to miss out.

Explore Discovery Tours

Become the face of our programme

Inspire future exchange students with your photos, videos and stories.

EF Class of 24 Gallery

Tag @efexchangeyear_ie to get featured: Engage with the EF family by using the hashtags #efexchangeyear and #efclassof24 when posting on social. Inspire the next class of exchange students and share your favorite exchange moments with the global exchange community.

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