About Us

Jane O'Regan

Jane worked as a nurse in the UK before returning to Ireland with her husband Con and their four children in 1994 where the family now live in Co Limerick. Following a successful student exchange in 2007 the French Director of the company which organized the exchange asked Jane to become the Irish Director of a new Language Exchange Company “which facilitated Transition Year Exchanges between Ireland and France. This Company grew steadily and now Jane is now pleased to continue her work with “TY Europe” which facilitates exchanges/homestays between Irish, French, German, Spanish teenagers.

Jane O'Regan


Esther Garcia

Esther lives in Galapagar, just outside Madrid, she started working as an Agent with TY Europe in September 2011. Esther has been teaching English for more than 25 years before moving into the Exchange and Home Stay area of Education. Esther has four grown up children.

Esther Garcia


Margit Steiner

Margit is German and she has lived in France, near Bordeaux, since 1994. She has 3 children aged 24, 22 and 15 years old. She speaks German, French, English and Spanish. She has her own company « SMILE », www.ask-and-smile.com, and has been working full time with TY Europe for 9 years organizing exchanges and home-stays between Ireland, France, Germany and Spain. Her hobbies are reading, dancing, wine-tasting and hiking. Her e-mail adress is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Margit Steiner


Claudia Rosenbaum-Clegg

Claudia is German and lives in Cologne, she is a translator and has 2 boys. For more than 10 years Claudia worked for a tour operator before she decided to get into the exchange and homestay business. She has been working with TY Europe for 4 years now. Her hobbies are travelling, photography, hospice work and painting. Claudia website is www.raustausch.de and her email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Claudia Rosenbaum-Clegg