Gain practical skills in Hospitality, Food Service or Tourism while gaining valuable work experience in a multicultural setting.
Are you looking to bring a group of students to Ireland to gain real-life work experience in the working world and enhance their language skills?
Or are you a student wanting to get more experience in the hospitality field and have some free time to explore Ireland?
Learn International works tirelessly to ensure that students are placed in educational work experience placements that suit their individual needs. Placements offer a wide variety of diverse experience in the food service, hospitality and tourism industries, which can be catered to meet specific student requirements.
Learn International strives to provide students the opportunity to experience a global education. All of our hosts are thoroughly vetted by Learn International and are visited regularly to ensure high quality placements with caring hosts dedicated to offering great experiences.
Students have the option to participate in short-term or long-term placements in Ireland. The duration of the internship can vary from four weeks to three months. Travelling to a new country is a huge accomplishment for a student, the lessons they will learn and the experiences they will gain go far beyond the work experience itself. Students will leave their placements with stronger problem-solving skills, a greater cultural competence and self-awareness.
While there is a lot of crossover between Hospitality, Food Service and Tourism, for your placement we will endeavour to focus on your area of main interest, while keeping in mind that you may get experience throughout all three!
Our host organisations are keen to get involved in the education and training future leaders of tomorrow. Each of our partner host companies have identified specific projects for students that would make a positive difference in their learning. Students will be working hard to help further the company’s goals and gain first-hand experience on working within the sector they have chosen.
We pair students with a small or medium company that will support, challenge and educate them. The work experience will allow students to learn alongside of inspiring professionals, apply their academic knowledge to real-life business projects and further their career goals.
Students’ placements must be in line with their academic and career goals. Possible careers in hospitality and tourism include:
Host organisations are situated throughout Ireland, from rural towns to larger suburbs and even cities. Our goal and duty is to match each student with their host, so they have the most meaningful experience possible.
Our work experience placements will give students the chance to hone skills, develop new ones and build confidence through learning by doing.
Students will gain cultural competence by living in Ireland, and will learn about their host country through travel, food and communication. If students wish to improve their English skills, work experience with native speakers is the perfect way to develop this skill, while also learning business terminology.
Not included: Airfare, in-country travel and transportation, spending money, and materials for placement
All students will be provided with airport transfer to their host communities.
Please speak with your Learn International Coordinator if you have any questions about airport transfer arrangements.
We offer scholarships up to €100 off the programme price. They are competitive, so act quickly!
The scholarship application has two parts: a one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and a choice of how you might record your internship experience. You can choose to either:
All scholarship recipients will also be required to: