Summer camps in Ireland take place primarily in July and August, although there are some camps available in June.
Living with a host family in Ireland is possible all year round. If you choose to travel during the school year, it is advised to combine your trip with a school stay with Famworld. If your stay takes place during the summer months, we advise enrolling in summer camps in Ireland.
To book your stay with a host family in Ireland, simply follow this link. You will choose the host family and activities before booking.
We have a network of over 1,200 host families in Ireland, ranging everywhere from our Dublin host families to our Cork host families. We make it a priority to visit all of our families prior to them hosting a student, in order to make sure that they are up to the Famworld standard as well as ensuring they complete and pass the Police vetting procedure. Please review our triple vetting process here .
Either your host family in Ireland or a member of the Famworld team will be there to meet and greet you when you arrive.
A language immersion stay is designed to immerse your child into Irish life and culture with a host family in Ireland as their personal guide. They will spend their days with the family doing normal day-to-day activities, attending local sporting events and going on family day trips etc. The aim is to significantly improve your child’s conversational English through a lived experience with their host family in Ireland, and for them to have fun in the process.
Yes, it is possible to get English lessons while staying with a host family in Ireland. A qualified English teacher will come to your host family’s home to provide one-to-one tuition. There is an extra charge for this service.
Summer camps in Ireland are primarily targeted at Irish children, and the first language of over 90% of those attending these camps is English. This ensures that your child will be immersed in English for the duration of their stay, allowing them plenty of opportunities to practice and improve their conversational English. Outside of camp hours, they will be with their chosen host family in Ireland where they will converse in English continually.