A host family provides a safe, warm and welcoming environment for students who are here for full immersion in Irish culture and the English language. The students may be juniors or adults. Our juniors are usually short stay students who are here for one week and are always placed in groups of 2 or more. The number of times we may request you to host varies throughout the year with the summer period being our peak season. Remember that you can always reject an offer of placement.
Once you fill out the application form at the bottom of this page we will get in contact with you regarding a home visit. A ‘Home Visit’ is where one of our staff members makes an informal visit to your home to speak to you about the host family process and to view the room(s) where students will stay. This call is not an inspection, it’s just a chance for us to get to know you and your family as well as an opportunity for you to ask us questions about the hosting process.
After we have visited you and you are happy to become a host family we will add you to our database of host families. When students book with us and require hosting we will then contact you to offer you a placement. You are then free to accept or reject this placement (perhaps you have holiday plans which conflict with the visit).
When you confirm availability and are happy to take on the placement, we will contact you with the student name, arrival date and placement period with you.