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Are you looking for a unique and different language learning experience? Look no further than our Irish homestay immersion programme. This programme is designed for students who wish to come to Ireland independently to live with an Irish family and have a full immersion experience. We offer the homestay package in the locations all over Ireland, such as Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Meath, Waterford and Athlone, to name a few. Boost your fluency with optional one-to-one private lessons.

  • Full board Irish Host Family accommodation.
  • Homestay immersion programme + optional one-to-one private English lessons.
  • Excursions and trips with Host Family.
  • Return airport transfers.

Course Dates: All year
2 weeks €1,420    /   3 weeks €1,935

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Family Immersion

We believe that staying with an Irish Host is one of the best and most beneficial ways to improve your English learning experience and experience Irish customs and way of life first hand. The homestay programme allows you to fully immerse yourself as you spend day after day listening to English – no matter the situation! It is important to note that with the homestay programme you will not be treated as an au pair; families open their homes to you and welcome you as an active participant in their family. A typical stay length ranges from 2 – 3 weeks. There is an opportunity for weekly English one to one classes, as well as a variety of different activities to take part in which all contribute to your language learning experience as they are conducted through English. We encourage our hosts to incorporate their student into their normal family life as much as possible which might include attending a host sibling’s local GAA/football/rugby match, going to the cinema, or family occasions for example. The family will do one full-day excursion with you which may consist of a trip to a different city in Ireland or visiting a cultural or historic site/event.





There is also an option to add on private one-to-one tuition with your full homestay immersion programme. This programme combines full immersion homestay with private one-to-one English lessons given by a fully qualified English teacher (either a member of the family or an outside teacher who comes to the home) which is an excellent option if you want to boost your fluency and rapidly accelerate your progress during your stay. You can choose to add on 10, 15 or 20 lessons per week.


We arrange accommodation with carefully selected Irish hosts who are visited regularly by our Accommodation Officer and are known personally by us. All of our hosts are carefully screened have and police-vetted. Students are accommodated in twin rooms (single room on request) on a full board basis. You will have all meals with your Irish host, which will let you participate in one of their favourite past times – chatting and eating with great company! Discover delicious meals typical of the area such as traditional Irish stew, mouth-watering roast Irish lamb, or delicious apple crumble.


Our partner school arranges accommodation with carefully selected Irish hosts who are visited regularly in Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Waterford, Meath, Athlone and more!


2 weeks €1,420    /   3 weeks €1,935

What is included:

  • Full board Host Family accommodation.
  • Optional one-to-one private English lessons.
  • One afternoon activity and one full-day excursion per week.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Pre-departure information and support.
  • Emergency 24/7 contact.

Not Included:

  • Flights.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Pocket money.
  • Registration €85.
  • Local transport pass.


When is the arrival / departure day?

Students are requested to arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday. Students are also requested to arrive between 10 am and 8 pm, where possible. An extra night stay can be arranged and a supplement fee. An extra night stay can be arranged and a supplement of €30 applies. For more information contact our office 00 353 121 433 14 or through our Contact Us page.

Who will meet me at the airport?

You will be met on arrival by your Irish host family and brought straight to your
accommodation. Please be sure to email at least 2 weeks prior to departure to confirm your flight details. You will see your name on a board as you come through arrivals. You will also have the contact details of your host family which you should use in the event that your flight is delayed.

Is there a gluten / dairy free / vegetarian meal option?

Special dietary requirements can be catered to for a supplement if you let us know at the time of booking.

What does “Full Board” include?

It includes your accommodation with all meals provided.

When will I get my Accommodation details?

Your accommodation details are confirmed as soon as we receive them from our partner school. This is usually 1-2 weeks prior to departure but can sometimes be much sooner. At the same time you will also receive our pre-departure information with all your all school details and emergency contact numbers for your stay.

How can I book? When are fees due?

You can book online or over the phone – whichever is easiest. Once the form is complete all you need to do to secure your booking is to pay a deposit of €200. It usually takes 1-2 days before your booking is confirmed and the final balance is due 4 weeks prior to departure. You can pay either by card, bank transfer or cheque. Please note, do not book flights until your enrolment has been confirmed by Tribe Study Abroad.

Can you arrange my flight?

As we are not a travel agency, we don’t book flights. However, we can advise on which flights would be suitable so please email or give us a call and we would be happy to talk you through it. Please note, do not book flights until your enrolment has been confirmed by Tribe Study Abroad.

If I have to cancel my booking will I receive a refund?

Please refer to our Terms of Business for further information on our cancellation policy.

Will I have to do homework?

As you aren’t participating in a language school, we would recommend you bring your own workbooks to work on as the host will be able to help you with certain topics you’re stuck on. There is also an option for English one to one lessons where you might have to prepare vocab for the next day. These lessons can be customised to include topics related to your school curriculum for examinations in English that you want to work on and strengthen before returning to school in your native country.

Can I find out how other students got on?

Absolutely! Here at Tribe we love to see what our students get up to and their recommendations! We encourage our students to share their experience with us by writing a blog and sending some pictures.

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