Host family frequently asked questions.

To become a host family in Ireland with Famworld,simply register here. Once you have completed registration and received a confirmation email, it is important to add sufficient information regarding your family and home to ensure that we find the perfect student for you.
Completing Garda vetting is an essential part of the process before you can host any students as a host family in Ireland. We supply the relevant forms that need to be filled in, and you will work closely with a member of staff to ensure that you complete the process stress free. Your Garda vetting will last you for three years.
You will get notified of any hosting opportunities via email. The email will contain a link to view all of the hosting opportunity details to help you decide if you want to accept it. You also have the option to request more information and then accept or reject the hosting.
At Famworld, we see ourselves as the Airbnb of student language immersion trips. Registering to become a host with us means partnering with us in this great offering. Thanks to our sophisticated online system, every Famworld host family in Ireland will have a great deal of autonomy in managing all aspects of their hostings. When suitable hosting opportunities become available, you will receive an email with an overview and a link to the hosting opportunity details. You can then review and decide whether to accept this hosting or not. The hosting opportunity often goes out to a number of host families in Ireland, so it is important to review the hosting opportunity when you get the email to avoid missing out on the hosting.
We get requests for students from age 7 up to age 17 years. It is normal that parents want their child with a host family with kids of similar age, gender and interests. However, there are cases where the age of the kids does not matter.
Yes, however, we do not allow multiple students with the same primary language to stay with a host family at the same time. You must also advise Famworld if you are hosting another student as some parents only want their child staying with the host family in Ireland.
You are in complete control of how long you want to host. You may decide to host only for a month or week during the summer, perhaps via summer camps in Ireland. The decision is up to you. You will be able to use the online system to help you manage all hosting opportunities. However, once you have committed to hosting a student, you are expected to follow it through to completion.