How do we match a host family to our student?
We ask the student’s parents to tell us as much as possible about their child’s interests, personality and preferences so that we can make the best host family profile match, look for a host family with whom they will settle in quickly with. In this way, we pride ourselves in being one of the best programmes for placing overseas students with the most appropriate host families in Dublin and in Ireland.
What does our homestay student accommodation offer?
At IELA-Dublin our objective is to offer only high-quality host family accommodation.
Each student will have their own room within our personally selected host family homes. A weekly cleaning (linen, towel and laundry) service is provided. Meals are provided on a full board basis: breakfast, lunch (packed lunch during school term) and dinner. A study desk, chair and lamp are provided as standard in addition to use of household facilities, Wi-Fi, TV etc. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are mandatory in each host family home.
How do we select the schools for our placement services?
At IELA-Dublin, we are also parents, and fully understand the personal requirements of each child are unique. We also have extensive knowledge of each school we partner with. In fact, our trusted relationship with each school has been developed over many years of working together affording IELA the knowledge of each individual school and assuring parents of the best possible placement for your child.
Who are IELA-Dublin?
IELA-Dublin is a language agency run by parents, for parents providing premium and personalised programmes to students who wish to visit Ireland to learn and improve their English.
Having lived in Sutton area in Dublin for many years, Nicky and Emer have built a substantial network of professional and personal links including family and many friends, large number of whom are now on their database of exceptional host families. These families live in large luxurious homes in our beautiful coastal communities. The villages are perfect for nurturing our students in a safe community environment for many years.
Where we are?
We are located in the heart of Sutton & Howth villages, beautiful and prestigious coastal suburbs of North Dublin, just 20 minutes from Dublin Airport. Our luxury, high-quality host family accommodation is within walking distance or just a quick bus journey of Sutton Park School. We carefully match each student to their host family and ensure all families are pre-screened.
We provide a 24-hour guardianship service to both students and host families assuring parents that our priority is caring and supporting their child on their visit to Ireland. We understand what a vital role guardianship plays in caring for students who are a long way from home.
What is an English study programme?
An English study programme, also called a language exchange/immersion programme/ overseas homestay placement programme, is an opportunity to live in a native English-speaking country, study in a school in that country, live with a native-speaking host family and become involved in the normal cultural activities that Ireland has to offer. At IELA-Dublin we are able to provide overseas students with an exceptional, professional, friendly and above all unique personalised experience of studying in the beautiful country of Ireland, close to the centre of one of the world’s best-known cities, Dublin.
A host family, or homestay placement, provides a uniquely personalised, warm and culturally interesting form of accommodation in a country by giving students the opportunity to live within the family environment of a native family. At IELA-Dublin this means the opportunity of staying with personally-selected families who can offer the very best and friendliest experience of real life living in Ireland.
What is a host family?
A host family, or homestay placement, provides a uniquely warm and culturally interesting form of accommodation in a country by giving students the opportunity to live within the family environment of a native family. At IELA–Dublin this means the opportunity of staying with personally-selected families who can offer the very best and friendliest experience of real life living in Ireland.
What if my child misses home during the stay?
At IELA-Dublin we too are parents, so we fully understand children and the feelings of parents when their child leaves home. We are particularly dedicated to the happiness of each child attending our programmes. We promise our personalised service ensures your child has a safe, happy and memorable stay in Ireland.