Host Family Program

Welcome to our language school's host family program!

Hosting an international student is not just an opportunity for cultural exchange, but it also offers significant benefits for your children. By welcoming an international student into your home, your children will have the chance to broaden their horizons, develop a global perspective, and cultivate lasting friendships from around the world. Our program meticulously matches the ages and interests of international students and their families with Irish children and their families.

Through this careful matching process, we ensure that the hosting experience is a success, fostering a supportive and enjoyable environment for both the host family and the international student. If you are interested in joining the host family program check the criteria below.

Join our community of host families today

and embark on an enriching intercultural journey

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Hosting Family Criteria

  • English should be the primary language spoken within the family's home, with a commitment to aiding, correcting, and encouraging the visiting student's spoken English proficiency.
  • No other students with the same native tongue should be staying with the host family during the hosting period.
  • There should be no more than two other foreign students residing with the family simultaneously.
  • The family's residence must maintain a reasonable level of cleanliness and tidiness, providing ample space for an additional family member.
  • The student must be furnished with their own bed. If the student is to share a room, it should be with a family member of the same sex, preferably with no more than a three-year age gap between the student and the host sibling.
  • All members of the household must be in good health, without any physical or mental disabilities that could impede their hosting responsibilities.
  • The family must adhere to high moral standards, prohibiting the abuse of alcohol or drugs within the household.
  • A demonstration of religious tolerance and a willingness to accommodate the student's religious beliefs are required.
  • Host parents should exhibit an eagerness to expose their own children to the experience of living with an international student.
  • The international student should be actively involved in family outings, visits, and excursions to encourage integration with the Irish family.

In partnership with

vivi l'irlanda

Vivi L'Irland is, a family-run Italian company that has facilitated English language enhancement opportunities for Italian teenagers through immersive experiences in Ireland for over 10 years