An international course for teenagers developing communicative abilities and encouraging self-expression through fun and enjoyable activities, based around music, drama, dance, imagining, games, movement, team building, environmental awareness, story circles and lots more.
We aim to learn about ourselves, how to relate to others, how to relate with our environment and how to relate to that which is beyond all of these elements. All of this happens through the medium of English.
A course at Asana is of three weeks’ duration and you should try to arrive and leave on the Saturday or Sunday immediately before and after your course.
Classes run from 9am to 1pm from Monday to Friday with a short break at 11am. Students then have their packed lunch together on the school premises, before beginning their afernoon excursion or indoor activity, which runs from 2pm to 5pm.
On Saturdays Asana arranges a full-day excursion to a place of cultural or scenic interest from 10am to 5pm. Sundays are free and are good days for students to spend with their host family.
Asana offers one full-day and five afternoon activities each week.
Our outdoor activities include water sports, hikes in the mountains, rock-climbing, sea-kayaking, boat fishing, exploration of the coastline with a marine biologist, paddle boarding, fun & games on the beach, cycling around Valentia island, trips to nearby towns, our team- building, pro environmental ‘Tribal challenge’.
Two afternoons each week are spent in engaging in stimulating indoor activitiesand have the choice of the following activities each day:
Sports in our state-of-the-art sports hall including soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, Gaelic football, rugby and more
Cookery lessons with Asana’s resident chef who will help you create delicious snacks and meals from Ireland and from all over the world using local ingredients often from the surrounding countryside
Music & drama workshops with resident musicians Oisin Breathnach and Stephane Odrobinski: you will be part of our school production performed towards the end of your course
Arts & crafts with local artist and story-teller Sean O Laoghaire ranging from puppetry & performance, street art around the town and much more
As an optional extra we recommend horse-riding which is excellent in our area.The A.I.R.E. Ring of Kerry Equestrian Centre have been taking Asana students riding for many years now.Their courses cover dressage, training & trekking along beaches and forest trails. This activity needs to be booked in advance and costs 120 euro per week (total four hours over two afternoons each week)
Asana also organizes two weekly evening activities including discos, quizzes, evenings of music and dance, sports and of courses our theatrical show put on by the music group.On all other evenings students are expected to be at home with their host families by 10pm.
Prices and Transfers
Our junior three-week course costs 1,570 euro. We are currently offering a discount of 10% on courses beginning 13th May & 26th August 2019
Transfers from and to Cork Airport and Kerry Airport are included in these prices provided that students travel on a Saturday or a Sunday or exceptionally with Ryanair flights arriving and leaving on a Monday. If travelling outside these days please contact Asana for help with your booking.