VALHALLA - A college exchange program is allowing five students from Ireland to help autistic teens in Valhalla.

The interns are currently living and volunteering at St. Christopher's Jenny Clarkson campus, a residential treatment center that helps teens with behavioral and learning disabilities.

The volunteers attend Sligo Institute of Technology back in Ireland and have plans to work in social care.

The college in Ireland has been sending students to St. Christopher's Jennie Clarkson campus every year for nearly a decade.

The goal of the program, which lasts three months, is to expose both sides to different cultures and create meaningful bonds.