It’s amazing what a difference one summer can make!

For those who love to travel, explore, socialize, and learn, our educational summer stays promise an unmissable experience. And with all the different ways to learn English offered by IECT, it’s easy to find a programme that suits you. When you’re enjoying yourself, it is so much easier to learn!

Students who enroll in this programme will stay with a trusted local host family in Ireland. Of course, staying with a family is a great way to practice your English, but it will also offer students a unique window into day-to-day Irish life and culture. Our families are carefully selected for their friendliness and warmth and genuine desire to make your stay in Ireland a happy and successful one.

Accommodation is normally on a full board basis (packed lunch provided for mid-day meal) and you can expect to have another student of a different mother tongue in the family at the same time, in twin-room accommodation.

Host families will provide all meals and will undertake a reasonable amount of personal laundry with the family wash.

Students staying with host families are asked to respect the home and rhythm of life of their hosts, in particular with regard to bedtimes, curfew times and mealtimes.

The mornings are devoted to classes but in the afternoon you’ll get to practice the sport or activity you enjoy most, and all through the medium of English. Classes take place each weekday morning and your chosen activity follows in the afternoon. A full day tour takes place on Saturday and a free day on Sunday completes the week.

Our Educational Summer Stay programmes are based in three cities: Cork, Limerick, Killarney. Click the links below to find out more about each location.

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