• Discover New Cultures
  • Meet New people
  • Competitive rates

Join the ISE Ireland Host Family Team.

ISE Ireland has been welcoming international students from around the world for over 25 years and we work closely with our host families and international partners to ensure a great experience for all.

We are looking for friendly and welcoming families who live in Waterford to accommodate our international adult and junior students throughout the year.

  • Short or long term students available, you decide!
  • Competitive weekly rates for single, twin or triple rooms with meals
  • We have new students arriving every week!
  • Meet people from around the world & experience new cultures

Staying with a local host family is an ideal way for our students to practise English outside of the classroom and we always encourage our students to choose this option.

Hosting international students will expose you to new cultures and traditions. Our students often become life-long friends with their host families.

We request that our host families provide clean single, twin or triple bedrooms which include a wardrobe, study desk and comfortable bed(s). They also provide shower facilities on a daily basis and meals.

Our host families are Garda vetted (Police checked) and we look after this application process on your behalf as part of the onboard process.

Our international students attend English classes in our schools and ISE Ireland also organises a full social and cultural programme each week. This programme includes afternoon activities and weekend trips.

ISE Ireland values our partnership with our host families which is why we pay them competitive weekly rates, bringing additional income for you and your family.

If you would like to apply to become a host family please contact us on or fill in the form on this page.