Become a Host Family

Hosting an international student will enrich your life in so many ways. You will be a key part of the experience for a student who has come to live and study in Ireland. Our students come from all over the world to learn about the culture and the language in Ireland. They live with a host family, go to school, and integrate into the local community.

International exchange is a great investment in the future for a young person. We’re passionate about providing young people with this opportunity, and we are really grateful for the amazing contribution our host families make to our programme.

If you are interested in becoming a Host Family with Future Learning in Dublin, Athlone or Sligo in Ireland, we would like to hear from you.

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Key Information


Meet and engage with students with different traditions


Have an additional income with the cost of living at present


A fantastic experience for our children to meet a student from a different culture


Making a family friend for life, as well as connecting with their family


Both Students and Host Families learn from each others lives

Application Stages

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Connect - FL introduction

Contact us with your name, address and phone number.

Your local FL Accommodation Officer will contact you usually via phone. During this call we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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House Visit

If you are happy to proceed we will arrange an in person house visit where we will inspect the student bedroom and meet the members of your family.

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Application form & vetting

During the house visit we will complete your Application Form and Garda Vetting (for anyone over 16 in the house) if you are signing up to host Young Learners.

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Begin Hosting!

Provided both parties are happy, we will input all your details and preferences into our system you can begin your hosting journey with FL!

Prepared to become a host family?

Download the Application Form fill it in and email it back to [email protected]

Finally, please ensure that you carefully read and understand our FL Host Family Guidelines and if there are any questions you may have you can contact our main office on +353 1 564 9907

Answers to your Questions

We have gathered your most asked questions. Please note, the answers may vary depending on the location (Dublin, Athlone, Galway, Sligo), the programme (Summer, High School, Mini-Stay) and the student type (Junior, Adult, High School students).

If you have any specific questions, please send us a message and we will be happy to answer!

Full board (breakfast, packed lunch, hot dinner)

Short stay students can share a room (Mini stays, summer students etc)
High School students need their own room (with a bed, wardrobe, lamp, and desk)

Students in a short stay will have a group leader. The group leader will stay with the student at the school and/or bring them to the doctor’s if necessary. However, if one of the host parents is available, we may ask if the student can stay home.

In the case of a High School student with no group leader, it will be a case by case decision.

Summer students: it is the responsibility of the host to get the student to and from the school 6 days a week. Student taking public transport or walking are the hosts' responsibility.

High School Students: hosts drive the students to and from school, unless there is a school bus service where the host can apply for a seat for the student on the bus(hosts must do this)

High School Students: Hosts collect students from the airport upon arrival to Ireland.
Summer students: : students arrive to a nearby central location and the host collects them from there on arrival.


“We have been a host family for this company for the last 8 or so months. From our experience so far Future Learning provides a great range of activities for students from school work to day trips to evening outings. Our students have seemed very happy with the teachers and have felt it has been a well organised trip abroad. Looking forward to meeting and welcoming more students this year.”

Natalie Roy

Ireland - Host Family


Having hosted for Future Learning, I would definitely recommend this school. Through talking to the foreign students, I was very impressed at how the school covered so much and the post lessons activities held enormous appeal for so many of them. I received very positive feedback from the students on their return home with them all in agreement that their trip to Dublin was memorable and magic and they would definitely recommend Future Learning

Ellen Nolan

Ireland - Host Family


As a host family we have very positive thoughts on Future Learning. The students we have hosted always speak highly of their experience with regard to their classes and outings. We also find Future Learning a pleasure to deal with so professional and their kindness to their students

Deirdre O'Neill Tuck

Ireland - Host Family


Students enjoy the classes and cultural experiences. Their english improves and they make friends. Feedback is very positive about teachers, organisation and stays overall

Elizabeth Reynolds

Ireland - Host Family

Start your application to become a Host Family

Our Locations

If you are interested in becoming a Host Family with Future Learning in Dublin, Athlone, Sligo or Galway in Ireland, we would like to hear from you.



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