Castles and Counselor Olympics

This morning we were up a bit earlier than normal. Breakfast was at half seven and our bus for today’s tours left at eight. The students didn’t seem to mind waking up early for tour day. As much as they LOVE their classes, everyone was looking forward to exploring more of Ireland, many now having […]

Waterford “I Can’t Afford That” Crystal

Students woke up this morning and looked out the window and boy, was it a crystal clear day! Once again, everyone thought about how lucky they were to be experiencing this amanzing adventure on the Emerald Isle. The students headed to class where Angie taught the students about James Joyce and his fascinating life. Evan […]

I Love One Direction

After a very long adrenaline filled day of traveling, getting students situated into the rooms, and making friends…, bedtime finally came. I think the students and counselors were ready to put our heads to the pillow. We had a few students that we could tell were homesick, but we encouraged them that a good night’s […]

Jet Lag Joys

After the ILE boarded the bus, they started making their way to Waterford. This is where they would call home for the next week. Since it had been a long night/day of traveling, the ILE Team thought it would be nice for the students to enjoy a packed lunch and stretch their legs with a […]


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine On Sunday, June 28th, the Irish Life Experience said “Bye Felicia” to the good ol’ US of A for four weeks. The morning began bright and early in Boston, as the ILE Team prepped for the students’ arrival. […]

Introducing Kent Luetzen-Your 2015 Male Counselor

Raised in the quiet state of North Dakota, Kent was ready to get out and explore the rest of the world. He got his first international experience when he was a junior in high school, where he spent three weeks traveling Italy with his family. Since then he has been infected with the travel bug. […]

Introducing Kate Vaughn-Your 2015 Female Counselor

Hi ILE’ers! I’m Kate Vaughn from beautiful Butte, Montana. I graduated from the University of Montana Western last May with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education. Teaching seems to run in my family. My mom is an amazing Second Grade Teacher and my grandmother was a Kindergarten Teacher. Currently, I […]