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Dublin Homestay

Learn English in Dublin

15th June - 17th August For Ages: 13-17 years

Our Dublin Homestay Programme is located at EC Dublin, our modern English school in the centre of the city. Students studying here can expect modern facilities, a great learning environmen and enjoyable English lessons. Students can explore the great attractions this fun city has to offer, such as Stephen’s Green Park, Dublin Castle and the Medieval Quarter, to get a taste of rich Irish cultural heritage.

Meal plan: Full board
Type of room: Twin room with shared bathroom
Learning centre: Terenure College
Journey to school: Around 45 minutes by public transport
Transport to activities: Travel pass around  €40 per week

Charlie Tweddle

Programme Director


School: + (353) 1 905 8830
Bookings: + (356) 23 790555
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EC leader to student ratio: 1:15

The programme includes: 5 halfday activities per week, 4 evening activities per week, and 1 full day activity per week (based on a 2-week programme).

Minimum stay: 1 week

English course: 20 General English lessons per week (15 hours)

Students per class: 15 maximum

Arrival day: Saturday

Departure day: Saturday

Please note, packages include accommodation for 7 nights per week, thus arrival on a Saturday and departure on a Sunday will incur an extra night’s fee. More than 2 extra nights will incur a full extra week fee.
Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied to the school/their accommodation by a guardian.

Living in a homestay is a wonderful experience. This unique option lets you stay in a local home and discover a different lifestyle and culture. Practise your language skills in a natural setting, while enjoying all the comforts and pleasures of a warm, welcoming home. Enjoy the unique opportunity to share the day to day life of your homestay providers, as well as learning about the diversity of the local culture. EC staff members are available at all times to help students adjust to life in a new environment, and to serve as a liaison between them and their homestay provider. Homestays are arranged directly by EC or by our accommodation partners. 


Students eat breakfast at their homestay. Cereals, toast, fruit, tea, coffee.

Packed lunch is provided by the homestay, consisting of a sandwich, fruit, and a drink is recommended by the school.

A hot meal will be provided each evening at the homestay.

If you have specific diet requirements (e.g, gluten free/vegetarian/Halal), please let us know before your arrival.

Week 1 Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Arrive/Free Day
Sunday Welcome / Meet your Host Family Free Evening with Hosts
Monday Themed Lessons City Centre Orientation Free Evening with Hosts
Tuesday Themed Lessons Sports (Gaelic Football) Irish Dancing
Wednesday Themed Lessons Visit to Dublinia Free Evening with Hosts
Thursday Themed Lessons Irish Culture Day International Food Day
Friday Themed Lessons Bowling Oscars Movie Night
Week 2 Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Trip to Croke Park Stadium
Sunday Free Morning/Afternoon Irish Cultural Event
Monday Themed Lessons Natural History Museum Free Evening with Hosts
Tuesday Themed Lessons Botanic Garden Dragon's Den
Wednesday Themed Lessons Sports (Hurling) Free Evening with Hosts
Thursday Themed Lessons Rock n Roll Race – City Centre Oscars Movie Night
Friday Themed Lessons Clown College International Food Day
Saturday Departure / Full Day Trip to Howth or Bray

This is a sample programme only, changes may occur.

Italian 20%
German 15%
Spanish 14%
Russian 12%
French 5%
Other 34%

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EC offers a broad range of courses to help you meet your goals. Let us help you find the perfect programme for you.

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