EIL Ireland are looking for host families in Arklow to open their home to International students. The organisation have invited families to accomodate international students into their Irish homes since the 1970’s.
What does an EIL Ireland Host Family do?
EIL Ireland host families provide so much more than just shelter and meals. Support will be provided by a team of local coordinators and staff. With the help of EIL, host families help students navigate their new schools and communities, make friends, learn the language and enjoy their year abroad. By sharing culture and traditions this helps families to bond and create lifelong friendships. The length of stay is 3-9 months.
Expectations of EIL Ireland Host Families
- To be warm, welcoming and open-minded.
- Have a clean, comfortable, warm home.
- To always treat the student the same as another member of the family.
- To involve the student in all family activities including sharing daily meals together.
- Have the patience to provide encouragement and support to the student who often suffer from homesickness and culture shock during the early stages of the programme.
- Have a genuine interest in a cross cultural exchange experience. Students will want to share their culture with you as well.
- The commitment to host for the full duration of the students stay, including Christmas and Easter holidays.
- Be prepared to collect the student on arrival and bring them back to the airport on departure.
Benefits of becoming a Host Family
- Earn up to €650 for one student or €1,020 for two students per month
- Personal and familial development
- Inspires new language possibilities
- Lifelong acquaintances
- Learn more about their world and culture
If you are interested in more information you can contact EIL Ireland by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call EIL Ireland on 021-4551535 or your local co-ordinator Deirdre on 0892122303. Details are also available on their website https://www.eilireland.org/
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