Cultural immersion

Inspiring to make a difference

Cultural immersion programme

Experience Ireland with InterStudies

Living with an Irish host family, who will treat you as a member of their family, is a great way to learn about life in Ireland while improving your language skills.

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The programme

Staying with a local Irish family for a period of time provides the opportunity to not only improve your English by talking to your host family and other people you meet, but also to immerse yourself in the Irish culture and way of life. You can choose your programme length between 1 and 8 weeks.

Host family

Your family in Ireland is looking forward to welcoming you. You will take part in the everyday life of your host family and have a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the English language and experience the Irish way of life.  Your family may host other students at the same time, which will give you a great opportunity to make international friends while making the most of your insight into the Irish culture. 

Local Support Coordinator

Throughout your stay you will have full local support from your Local Support Coordinator, who is available in case you need assistance. You will have regular contact from your Local Support Coordinator, and if you stay for a while, you will be invited to student gatherings and offered optional excursions.. 

Select your area

With InterStudies Area Choice you will be placed with a host family in the area of your choice (subject to availability). 

Area choice

Included in the programme

– Accommodation with selected host family 
– Full board 
– Two airport transfers (programme start and programme end) 
– Arrangement of transport and accommodation
– Weekly contact from your Local Support Coordinator
– Offer of local gatherings and/or excursions with other students if staying for longer
– Emergency contact 24/7

Examples of what is not included

– Pocket money
– Lunch if purchased outside the host home
– Local transport (if needed)
– Personal expenses
– Other expenses, such as participating in extra activities at cost

Key features

– Live with a local host family
– Support from a Local Support Coordinator
– Immerse yourself in the English language
– Get firsthand experience of the British culture
– Meet other international students

Programme facts

OPEN TO: All nationalities 
AGE UPON ARRIVAL: 14 – 18 
PROGRAMME DURATIONS:  From 1 to 8 weeks*
PROGRAMME DATES: Available throughout the year
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: None
ENGLISH LEVEL: Intermediate
*If under 16 on arrival, maximum length of stay is 4 weeks 

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The student experience

You will be given details of your host family placement before your arrival. Your host family will provide a letter and pictures, and you will receive their contact details. 

When you arrive, we will make sure that you are met at the airport and taken to your host family. You host family will ensure that you settle in well. You will be shown your room, which is likely to be shared. Your host family may also host other students, in which case you will met others in the same situation as you and have the opportunity to make international friends right from the start of your programme.
Your Local Support Coordinator will make contact soon after your arrival, and if you are staying with us for a while, you will have the opportunity to join local gatherings and excursions with other international students.
When it is time for you to return home, we will ensure that you are taken to the airport and ready to travel, hopefully with a suitcase full of fantastic memories of a great time in Ireland.
We look forward to welcoming you!

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