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Below are frequently asked questions by advisors, participants, families and staff about Learn International.



How to Apply?

We try to make applying as easy as possible, so please check out our How to Apply page for more information.

Each program has different application requirements, so please be sure to read each application carefully.

Do I have to be attending a university to participate in Learn International programs?

No, you may participate any of Learn International’s Internship and Service Learning programs without credit. We offer programs to a variety of participants over 18 to encourage all to study abroad and create an environment for all to learn.

For faculty-led programs that are open to participants from outside the institution, it is up to the institution if you may participate. Please email Learn International for specific questions about this.



Will my credits transfer?

Learn International offers both credit and non-credit program options. Please contact us for more details on credit transfer.



Can I use Financial Aid to pay for Learn International programs?

Learn International will accept financial aid when available, but you must coordinate this process with your home institution. Please contact your financial aid and study abroad advisor for more information.

When are deposits or participant commitment (placement) fees due?

Deposits or participant commitment fees are due after acceptance and no later than 60 days prior to the start of your program, whichever comes first.

How much extra money will I need for a program?

Every program will vary in length. Please see Learn International study abroad estimated fees here (link to pre-departure).

How Do I Pay for My Learn International Program?

Participants can pay via an online payment method or international wire transfer.  Please visit our “Making Payments” page for more information.

Types of Payments Are Required for My Program?

Internships and Service Learning

These programs ​each have 3 ​separate ​payments​:

  • Application Fee: €95.00 (non-refundable) and due upon submitting a completed application.
  • Participant Commitment Fee: €500.00 (non-refundable) and due upon acceptance in to the program. This payment is only refundable if Learn International cannot provide you a placement.
  • Program Fee: This fee varies based on the type of program and duration. This fee will cover all program related costs including housing and international health insurance.

Customized Faculty-Led Programs

Typically there ​is a deposit and ​a ​program fee for faculty-led programs; however, Learn International does not collect payment for these programs ​ directly​.  All payments are issued through the host institution offering the program​, please contact us directly for instructions on this payment process.



Where can I study abroad with Learn International?

We host most of our programs in Ireland, as we are an Irish based provider. However, we offer programs in other countries, such as South Africa, on a case-by-case basis.  If you are not interested in Ireland, please contact us for other alternatives.

Does Learn International offer Internships?

Yes, Learn International offers unpaid Internships within Ireland. We have 8-12 week options for participants in a variety of majors.

Please view our Internships page here for more information.

Does Learn International offer Service Learning?

Yes, Learn International offers Service learning. Please visit our Service Learning page for more information.

Does Learn International offer graduate programs?

Graduate participants can participate on both our Service Learning and Internship programs. For our faculty-led programs, graduates may be able to participate on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more details.



Do I have to be a US or Canadian citizen to go on a Learn International program?

No, we accept participants from a variety of countries. While most of our participants are from America or Canada, we are open to participants from anywhere, depending on the visa requirements. If you are from a country that is not listed on the visa waiver program, then please contact Learn International to see how we can work with you.

Please look here, to see if your home country has a visa waiver.

Do I need a visa to participate on a Learn International program?

If you are coming to Ireland for a short-term program – one day to 90 days – then you may not need a visa. However, there are some countries that require a visa for this type of programming. Please check here to see if you need a visa.


Health & Safety

What measure does Learn International take for health and safety?

Learn International take Health and Safety very seriously and has dedicated, trained staff to assist with these issues. Please read our Health and Safety page for additional information.


Health Insurance

Do I need health insurance to participate on a Learn International?

Yes, Learn International requires every participant to have international health insurance coverage. Please visit our Health Insurance section for more information.

If my home university requires me to have insurance, do I still have to buy the Learn International insurance?

If your home university insurance matches the benefit plan of CISI, the insurance Learn International works with, then no you do not have to purchase extra insurance. You will have to show proof of your medical insurance, including the benefits, prior to arrival.



Does Learn International offer scholarships?

Yes, depending on the program you are interested in. Please contact us directly if you want to know which programs are eligible for scholarships.



Can I travel while on a program with Learn International?

Absolutely. While we have a strict policy about absenteeism from class or placements, when you do have time off we highly encourage participants to travel. There are many options within in Europe, where you can fly cheaply and have a good time.

If you do travel, we strongly encourage you to fly with a buddy or a group. Please make sure you inform Learn International staff of your travels, in case of an emergency.


For further information please contact us:

by using the form at: “Contact us”

or by emailing us at:

or you may call the learn International Team on:

Ireland:  +353 (0)45 939 773