Would your family like to host a student?
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For Host Families
Our team is always looking meet the demands of additional student programmes in Ireland so we welcome enquiries through the year from families wishing to partner with us in delivering unforgettable, immersive experiences for our students as well as supplementing their income.
Some of our partner families have been hosting with us for many years and find the experience extremely rewarding. When you are hosting a student or a visitor, you become an ambassador of not only our beautiful County, but also of our Country. Irish People have a lot to offer and hosting is a great opportunity to demonstrate our family values, our famed friendliness and of course our sense of community.
Each year we welcome an increasing number of students from all over the world to our participate in our programmes and it is of utmost importance that each student has individual care and attention so that they go home after their stay with us happy, satisfied and showing a marked improvement in their use of the English language. The host family experience is an essential component of this.
The team at Equinox are very appreciative of the hospitality and friendliness our host families have shown students during the past years and many of the long-lasting friendships between our students and their hosts are a great testament to this.
Supports For Host Families
You’ll find FAQs, Literature On Our Programs, Application Forms and Information On Our Policies by Visiting Our Support Centre.
How Do I Apply?
There are a number of ways of getting in touch. Our host family services are overseen by Rachel Hogan our Host Family Coordinator. Rachel has the important task of liaising and managing the more than 500 host families that Equinox Education Services partners with. She deals with all aspects of the host family application process, accommodation inspections, Garda Vetting, and student placements.
Rachel Hogan – Host Family Coordinator
Alternatively, you can download our host family application forms directly from our website from the attached links (click on the description below): –
Please note that all applicants will be required to be Garda Vetted and their homes will need to be inspected prior to approval. Full terms and conditions will be sent to all applicants.
For our terms and conditions and guidelines for Hosting please click on the adjacent link: – Host Family Guidelines
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make new friends and have a trip of a lifetime? Would you like to explore new cultures, learn new languages and experience life through a different point of view?
We pride ourselves in finding the right programs for you, whether it is learning Japanese and Calligraphy in Kyoto, to going to High school in the Hawaii. Equinox Education Services is here for YOU!
Thank you very much for your support. I had a good experience for 4 weeks!! You were like the father of our this trip and you are very very kind to us. I learned a lot from your lecture. English of your speaking is very very easy to understand. Thank you very much for speaking slowly!! I love your silhouette 🙂 This is very very lovely! Your smile makes us happy! You looked like Santa Clause!!
Thank you very much for your kindness! I will never forget you!!
Equinox has been the highlight of my daughters’ summer! Their organisation is flawless, their classes stimulating and effective, their leisure activities varied and fun! I warmly thank Equinox for both their kindness and professionalism! I highly recommend it!
Thank you for five weeks! I relied entirely on you in Ireland and Swiss. I like you! See you again!!
Thanks to Equinox I have gained great work experience and got to enjoy living with a wonderful host family. I also got the opportunity to explore many beautiful places in Ireland and meet people from other parts of the world. My spoken and written English has improved steadily during my time here and I would have no hesitation in recommending Equinox to anyone wanting to learn English in this safe and beautiful country.