Accommodation options

Irish Host Family

We use a select group of friendly host families who are all very experienced in welcoming international students into their home. All families are inspected by ISI Dublin and are Garda (Police) vetted.

Host family accommodation allows the student to experience at first hand, Irish family life and culture. The student will be placed in a home that suits their individual needs and requirements.

  • Experienced and welcoming families.
  • Selected and inspected by ISI Dublin staff and Garda (Police) vetted.
  • Within walking distance or a short bus commute to the high school.
  • Regular visits by ISI staff.
  • ISI staff is available anytime to help students with any questions or concerns they may have.
  • Single room and full board meals.
  • Room retained during Christmas holidays and other holiday periods.
Boarding House

Many private schools offer Boarding House accommodation which allows overseas students to live in a caring and supportive environment, where there are plenty of opportunities to make friends and take part in lots of recreational activities.

  • Caring and supportive environment.
  • Dormitory accommodation.
  • 2 – 6 students per dormitory.
  • 7-night stay or 4 – 5-night stay + host family at weekends.
  • Full board meals provided.
  • Live-in boarding staff available at all times.
  • Medical staff available.
  • Evening study periods and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
  • Stay with an ISI host family during holiday periods or other times when the dormitory is closed.
  • ISI staff is available anytime to help students with any questions or concerns they may have.

How to apply?

Please contact us at info@isi-ireland.ie if you would like to apply to take part in this programme.