Mini Stay – Tailor-Made Programs

Equinox Education Services (EES) offers tailor-made exciting programmes here in Ireland in association with our partner schools. It is our policy to do everything possible to make sure students of all ages experience a truly wonderful time through education and cultural awareness. The world today is a global community and we strive to deliver unique cultural and educational programmes.

Sister-School Programmes

Equinox Education Services Ltd has years of experience an excellent track record in facilitating tailor-made school programme here in Ireland and abroad. Some recent tailor-made programmes include:

  • Art & Cultural Programme for Primary School Kids
  • Mukogawa Girls High School Choir visit to Ireland
  • Sapporo Nishi High School Programme at Athy College, Kildare
  • Girls Junior + Senior High School from Tokyo attended a Programme at St. Brigid’s College, Kilkenny.

Art & Culture Program For Primary School Children 2014

We had the pleasure of arranging a special programme for 15 Japanese children aged between 7 and 14 to come to Ireland and link up with a local primary school for a special one week programme. The children stayed with local host families and took part in school activities. A Special art programme was designed for the Irish and Japanese kids to learn about and produce arts and crafts from each culture.

Japanese Girls Junior High Schools Choir Programme

EES arranged this Japanese High School Choirs performance tour to Ireland in April 2017, which culminated in their winning of The Lady Dorothy Mayer Memorial Trophy at the Cork International Choral Festival.

High School Program At Athy College

In 2016 Equinox Education Services Ltd established and facilitated the first Sister-School programme between a Japanese High School in Hokkaido and an Irish Secondary school. Students from Sapporo Nishi High School travelled to Athy College in Kildare for a tailor-made, two-week programme. Students took English and cultural lessons in the mornings and attended regular classes with their Irish peers each afternoon. The Japanese visitors stayed with local host families and took many cultural trips. The programme was a huge success and was repeated in 2017 and for the third successive year in 2018.

Japanese High School With Irish High School Cultural Exchange Program

In October 2017, St. Brigid’s College, Kilkenny in unique cultural exchange programme with Girls High School from Toyko in Japan. Transition year students from St. Brigid’s College, Callan had the pleasure of hosting 58 students of equivalent ages from Junior and Senior Girls High School from Tokyo in Japan in a carefully planned, one-week cultural exchange programme, which centred around sharing studies, activities and values from their respective cultures. Despite the unfortunate timing of Storm Ophelia coinciding with the exchange, the groups were undeterred from fulfilling a very comprehensive schedule, which also included excursion trips to Dublin and Kilkenny, where they had an audience with the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Michael Doyle. At the school, the Japanese girls were fully immersed into the curriculum by taking part in classes and activities to gain a greater understanding of studying and conversing in English. In return the Japanese students imparted many aspects of their culture including calligraphy, origami, choral recitals and Japanese games. Speaking at the closing ceremony Principal (otherwise known as a Kōchō sensei in Japan) of Junior and Senior Girls High School from Tokyo expressed his sincere gratitude to Ms. Mary O’Keefe, Principal St. Brigid’s College, her colleagues and the wonderful local host families for the “unforgettable experience that the school had afforded his students”. As a testament to the success of the programme, Mr. Yamamoto confirmed that the programme would be repeated at St. Brigid’s College again in October 2018.

Malaysia – Ireland (Academic Experience Program)

In 2015 Equinox Education Services was delighted to cooperate with MyStudy from Malaysia to facilitate a tailor-made 4 week high school immersion programme for 12 students from Malaysia. The programme was hosted by St. Leos College and Knockbeg College both located in Carlow. The students spent 4 wonderful weeks with local host families while experience school life with their Irish peers. We went on a full day excursion each Saturday to various cultural destinations in Ireland as well as experiencing all aspects of life in Ireland.

Covid-19 Information

  1. Due to the prevailing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, class-based* lessons are strictly restricted to 7 students in total, who will be socially-distanced and be required observe health and safety protocols in compliance with both the building’s and Equinox’s own Fáilte Ireland accredited COVID-19 Safety Charter. 
  2. On-Line group lessons are also available on request*.  

*In the event of additional Level 5 restrictions at this time ALL classes will be taught online for the duration of the lockdown.

Our Award Winning Approach

At Equinox Education Services we select the most suitable programs that are located in great places, offering you lots of things to see and plenty of things to do. All of our programs are tailor-made to enrich your journey towards learning culture and learning your language ability, while at the same time broadening your horizons and opening your mind and gaining fluency. You will get to do this with people who enjoy and appreciate the experience as much as you do.

Meet The Team

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make new friends and have a trip of a lifetime? Would you like to explore new cultures, learn new languages and experience life through a different point of view?

We pride ourselves in finding the right programs for you, whether it is learning Japanese and Calligraphy in Kyoto, to going to High school in the Hawaii. Equinox Education Services is here for YOU!

I am 20 years old and currently studying business administration in Germany. As part of my studies I was given the opportunity to take an internship abroad. I selected Ireland for my internship country because from an early age I have always wanted to travel to Ireland where the scenery is so beautiful and natural. I spent three weeks working in Ireland and found the country so gorgeous and all people friendly and lovable. On weekends I visited various towns and cities and which were all unique and lovely. Ireland is so multifarious. There are beautiful Cliffs in places such as Howth Galway and the Cliffs of Moher, which contrast so much with modern cities like Dublin. Not forgetting the little Irish Pubs with live music and Guinness, which all made for an unforgettable experience. I enjoyed my time in Ireland and I’m definitely coming back!
Rica Schewnerko

Germany

I think this is one of merits of studying abroad in Ireland. You can find different cultures between your countries, and you can learn new things. You can find new way of thinking, and you can think about new choices. Studying in Ireland will make you change yourself, and it’s really good opportunity to make yourself different. I think I changed a lot after I came to Ireland. I met a lot of people in here, and they told me about their experiences of their life. I was shocked a lot, and impressed with their opinions, because all these thinking were absolutely new things for me. If I didn’t take this opportunity to come to Ireland to study, I wouldn’t know these precious opinions from foreigners. Their opinions were sometimes about school, about personality, jobs, or lifestyle. All of these became big help for me in thinking about my future, school life, everything. Ireland was great experience for me, and it will be great memory for me throughout whole my life. I hope you can also meet great people, see great places, and have great moments from your exchange experience. It wasn’t easy, but I can affirm that the experience of studying in Ireland will change yourself and your life forever.
Masaki Masuda

Tokyo, Japan