County Kildare Student Exchange

About the exchange



The Lexington-Kildare student exchanges began in 1984 and have been giving Lexington and Kildare students the wonderful exchange experience in areas rich in horse industry history ever since.  

During the exchange, Kildare students travel to Lexington for 10-12 days and stay with their counterpart and host family. Lexington Students students, a few days later in mid-July, then travel to Kildare to stay with their counterpart in Ireland for three weeks.  

Students get to experience Irish culture first hand during the exchange.  They are also given the opportunity to be an ambassador for Lexington and show off their city to their Irish counterpart.  

Student Exchange Experience


Read a blog post from a former student about her first hand exchange experience.  

My County Kildare Exchange Experience

About County Kildare


If Ireland doesn't excite you enough already, check out the video below from the County Kildare Tourism Office. 

Visit County Kildare Video