The majority of ISI students stay with host families located in Dublin City’s suburbs.

Host Family Programme

Ages: 14+ (individual bookings)*

Host families provide comfortable accommodation as part of your stay, with single or room-sharing options available. ISI Host Families are visited by our accommodation team in advance of hosting students, and they are each Garda vetted (police checked).

Students are placed with families according to their preferences and dietary needs. ISI accommodation staff offer a full support service for students to help with any questions or concerns and are available to meet you directly on-site when required. Staying with a host family is a preferred option for the vast majority of ISI students.

Host Family accommodation allows the student to experience at first hand, family life and culture

Package includes:

  • Airport transfers – meet and greet.
  • 4 hours of English lessons per day ( Monday – Friday)
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Full programme of afternoon and evening activities
  • Saturday coach excursion outside Dublin
  • Travel Pass
  • End of course report and certificate


  • 01 July – 16 August
  • Arrive and depart on Saturday or Sunday
  • 1-week minimum booking

Sample Programme

8.45 – 14.00 14.00 – 17.30 18.00 – 20.30
Monday 8.45 – 13.00 Classes
13-00 – 14.00 Lunch
Walking Tour of Dublin
Tuesday 8.45 – 13.00 Classes
13-00 – 14.00 Lunch
Sports Swimming, Football, Basketball & Games
Wednesday 8.45 – 13.00 Classes
13-00 – 14.00 Lunch
Visit to Howth, Malahide or Bray Karaoke Night
Thursday 8.45 – 13.00 Classes
13-00 – 14.00 Lunch
National Gallery of Art / Archaeology Museum
Friday 8.45 – 13.00 Classes
13-00 – 14.00 Lunch
EPIC Museum or Discover Gaelic Games (Irish sports) Disco
Saturday Full day bus tour outside Dublin
Sunday Free time for the student

Activities are included as a sample only and will vary each week. Students may opt to do more sports or more cultural activities, depending on their interests .


Weeks Price
1 €980 – €931
2 €1790 – €1701
3 €2595 – €2466
4 €3405 – €3235
5 €4215 – €4005
6 €5020 – €4769
7 €5830 – €5539
  • Unaccompanied minor (UM) service arrival: €30.
  • UM service departure: €30 (this is obligatory for all students aged 15 or less on the date of departure)
  • Single room supplement: €40 per week
  • Extra night in a host family shared room: €40 per extra night
  • Extra night in a host family single room: €50 per student per extra night
  • Host family change which is not a safeguarding issue***: €65 including transfer to new host
  • Special diet (Coeliac, gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan): €30 per week

* A 13-year-old may be accepted as an individual booking if accompanied in Ireland by an adult or an older friend/family member who agrees to stay in the same host family.
** Supplements are by request only and are subject to availability. Where a supplement is paid at the time of booking, but the service cannot be offered, a full refund of the supplement will be made.
*** Examples: Student wants to move host family to be closer to their friends or closer to the city; the student has an allergy not reported at the time of booking; the student has unreasonable expectations of their host family. In such cases, €65 will be charged.

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