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I just want to say what a phenomenal program the Irish Life Experience has been for my daughter and her best friend. After many hours of research for a summer program in Ireland, I was ready to give up. Then suddenly, during a search, the Irish Life Experience popped up. Being an overprotective momma, I did not want my girls to stay with “families.” I decided I needed to chat with someone from the ILE before I sent them so far away. I sent a message and spoke with Taryn almost immediately. After explaining my daughter’s experience with life in general, she reassured me that she understood my frustrations and concerns. I didn’t feel foolish sharing my heart with her. When Taryn told me that the ILE was a life changing experience for her (From what we talked about, she was much like my daughter.) I was sold. So…, I decided to send my daughter and her best friend on the trip.

Little did I know Taryn really meant that it was truly a life changing experience!!! My daughter came home a different person…, more confident, mature, and full of life! Almost every picture I saw of her, she was three feet in the air jumping for joy! Melted this mother’s heart! She met the most absolutely AMAZING kids (Parents, you should be proud.) who loved her for her. The Counselors were caring, fun, generous, kind, and loving. Momma T (Taryn) was extraordinary throughout the whole process from beginning to end. I unfortunately had to email Taryn about my father’s death the day they arrived in Ireland. She assured me that she would watch over my girl and was available in case she needed a shoulder. It comforted me to know she cared about me and my daughter and our feelings after only one day. I couldn’t imagine sending my child anywhere else. I truly thought I was sending my daughter and her friend for the scenery and culture and that was definitely a plus for them, but it was the people of Ireland and EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON on ILE 2014 that made this experience forever life changing. I commend the staff and volunteers for this upstanding program. It was worth every penny and more! I would have gladly spent double for this experience. Now the only thing that could be better is an Adult (Read parent.) ILE!!! Thank you isn’t enough to express my gratitude and thankfulness for this amazing program and surely 5 stars isn’t enough. What in the world are you waiting for???!!! Sign your child up now!

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Reviewed 09/24/14