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ELI Schools is a fast-growing English language training provider with two schools in Ireland. Our original school is located in the vibrant capital of Dublin, and our new school is in the beautiful and historic city of Drogheda. We offer English language programmes and high-quality ancillary services to adults and teenagers year-round. At ELI we’re always looking for friendly host families to accommodate our students and provide them with a welcome home from home.

Students of Ireland ELI Schools

There are many benefits to hosting international students

Learn New Cultures
Make Lifelong Friendships
Share Your Own Culture and Values
Earn Extra Money
Practice a New Language


What is expected of you as a host family?

The basic requirements to host one of our students are:
A well-maintained home with a safe, secure & friendly family environment.
Adequate storage space for clothes, a proper size bed and adequate heating & lighting.
A suitable place to study, this can be in the bedroom or another room.
Access to a bathroom with enough hot water for a daily bath or shower.
A balanced and appropriate diet.

Student Experience at ELI IRELAND

Garda vetting

Under Irish law all members of your family, or people living in the family home, aged 16+ must pass Garda vetting prior to us placing a student in your home. Anyone aged 16 or 17 living in the home must have parental permission prior to completing Garda vetting. We will supply you with forms to complete prior to the student’s arrival and the process takes two weeks to complete.

Friendly family ELI

Payments & Support

We offer host families short and long term students’ stays and guaranteed on-time payments at the end of each month. We consider host families a very important part of our service and as such we want to foster strong relationships with every family we work with and to maintain these for the long-term. We have a dedicated team who are available 24/7 to support families.

How to apply

If you are interested in hosting with ELI Schools please fill in our Host Family Enquiry form and we will be in touch to proceed your application further: