About Mairi Murphy

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What a fabulous experience - your support and advice couldn't have been better. We are very grateful to you for the entire organization and I will not hesitate to recommend you to future families who want their children to live this adventure of not only learning a language, but also learning to live with other cultures, which is very, very enriching.

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It was hard to leave Spain, but happy to see that in Canada things are working smoothly. We had a quick video call with Lara - she is doing great. Thanks in advance for your help on this mission!

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Mairi, thank you for having her over in Madrid. It was great knowing you were there if something was to happen. I hope the language skills she has picked up will motivate her to up her game in Spanish.

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TY Experiences and Gap Year Abroad Adventures for Teens

Native Experiences offer TY experiences of High School Integration with home stay, and works hand in hand with the best Boarding Schools & Language Academies in Spain, France & Canada.

Whatever your child's objective, we can provide a personalised and fun learning opportunity for your teenager during their Transition Year or Gap Year Abroad.

About Mairi Murphy

TY Experience, Mairi Murphy, Mairi Murphy Education Consultant, gap year abroad
Hi! I'm Mairi Murphy

Hi, I’m Mairi Murphy, director of Native English Experiences!

“Celtic” by self-definition, I was born & raised in Scotland, my father was from Cork and I spent many holidays with family in Dublin.

My husband is Spanish and we have lived in Madrid for 16 years. Before Spain, we have lived in Paris, Cuba, Hungary, England and Australia.
We have 4 children in secondary and primary education who are French & Spanish born, and bilingual English/ Spanish. They have all had independent academic or camp experiences abroad and each time I find it a fascinating learning adventure critical for their development as young people. I'm glad you feel the same.


In 2011, I set up my own company with the purpose of sending Spanish & French children to Ireland & UK boarding schools for "Native English Experiences". I generally deal with 25-30 kids every year, giving the parents my full & personal support during the year.

Organising gap year abroad experiences came about through word of mouth and every year there is more interest.

I can deal with local day school placements staying with a host family and I also work with the best boarding schools there are in the chosen destination. Each offer something specific for their students, depending on their tastes and objectives.

Find out more below and please get in touch using Calendly for your 30 mins free call back consultation.

I can also help you obtain a TY EXPERIENCE OR GAP YEAR ABROAD in CANADA, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. Details will soon come to life on this webpage…


Expression of Interest

Are you interested in booking a TY Experience pr Gap Year Abroad in Spain, France or Canada? If so, please fill out and send the Expression of Interest Form and I will revert with next steps.