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When Taryn asked me to share my thoughts about the Irish Life Experience program, I was stumped. I had no idea where to start! So many memories were made, laughs shared, and friendships born, that will last forever. I laugh every time I think of my attempt at playing rugby and Gaelic football, not to mention hurling! We were able to learn about the history of Ireland, its leaders, the language, music, poetry, dance, and spend time with its people! Truly an amazing opportunity! But what made the “craic so mighty” was the people whom I spent time with. By the end of the trip we all considered each other family. We lived together, studied together, traveled together, laughed together, and cried together. Not only the students, but our counselors as well! Taryn, Dan, Angie, Pete, Siobhan, and Brian (The coolest bus driver EVER!) made our trip an unforgettable experience! I will always remember my first visit to Ireland, and it most certainly won’t be my last. I highly recommend Irish Life Experience; this program broadened my knowledge and opened my eyes to the wonderful world we live in. I would like to thank everyone who was a part of ILE 2010 for being so amazing; you will never realize how much you mean to me! I miss you guys so much and love you even more!

-Hannah F.-Elwood, IN-Student 2010


The Irish Life Experience was a complete and total refreshing encounter for both my daughter and I. As a parent, I was looking for an experience that was safe, educational and awe inspiring. I was looking for an experience that would broaden the mind of how awesome God and His creations truly are. I am not an experienced traveler, so additionally, I was looking for a way to build a comfort level for my daughter to safely travel within and outside of the USA. The ILE program exceeded my expectation on every level!

You were so helpful in answering all my questions about the ILE program prior to the application process. You were over the top helpful in arranging the non-stop connecting flights to and from New York. The updates and photos on the blog were exceptional. I don’t see any room for improvement…, everything was perfectly perfect!!!

-Mary F.-Elwood, IN-Mother of Hannah 2010

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Reviewed 10/21/12