Become a Host Family

Help us provide a warm welcome to international adult students learning English in Ireland, while using your spare room as a source of extra income!

On this page you can:

  • Check payment rates
  • Check if you are on the City Bus Red Zone (buses 201 to 219) our commuter Green Zone
  • Complete our Host Family Application Form

We offer students 4 host family options. You can let us know in the Host Family Application Form below which option or options suit you.

1. Host Family with Meals

  • You should live within the Cork City Bus Red Zone (Bus routes 201 to 219).
  • Providing students with breakfast & dinner Monday to Friday and breakfast, light lunch & dinner Saturday and Sunday.

    €200 per week for single room
    €350 per week for a twin or double room

2. Host Family Self Catering

  • You should live within the Cork City Bus Red Zone (Bus routes 201 to 219).
  • You do not need to prepare meals for the students.
  • You allow students use your kitchen to prepare and cook food they buy themselves.

    €170 per week for single room
    €290 per week for a twin or double room

3. Host Family Commuter with Meals

  • Suitable if you live outside of the city bus red zone. You should live within the Cork City Bus Green Zone covering areas of Cork such as Cobh, Middleton, Crosshaven.
  • Your home should still be serviceable by public transport for example Route 215, 221, 222, 223, 226, 226A, 232 are within the green zone.
  • Providing students with breakfast & dinner Monday to Friday and breakfast, light lunch & dinner Saturday and Sunday.

    €160 per week for single room
    €260 per week for a twin or double room

4. Host Family Commuter Self Catering

  • Suitable if you live outside of the city bus red zone. You should live within the Cork City Bus Green Zone covering areas of Cork such as Cobh, Middleton, Crosshaven.
  • Your home should still be serviceable by public transport for example Route 215, 221, 222, 223, 226, 226A, 232 are within the green zone.
  • You do not need to prepare meals for the students.
  • You allow students use your kitchen to prepare and cook food they buy themselves.

    €130 per week for single room
    €200 per week for a twin or double room

Thank you for considering hosting a student for Cork English Academy. It is a company requirement that our Accommodation Manager visits your home and approves facilities and also ensures you receive all the relevant information.

Before we arrange a visit please complete our application form.

Host Family Application Form

Please list all children living at home and year of birth (for example Roisin 2002).
Please list all children living at home and year of birth (for example Roisin 2002).
Please list all children living at home and year of birth (for example Roisin 2002).
Please list all children living at home and year of birth (for example Roisin 2002).
Please list all children living at home and year of birth (for example Roisin 2002).
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Please note - if a room can be used as more than one type (e.g. a twin which can be a double) please list the room ONLY ONCE.
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Please note - if a room can be used as more than one type (e.g. a twin which can be a double) please list the room ONLY ONCE.
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As part of the standard host family package hosts bring students to school on the first day and explain to them how to take the bus for the rest of their stay.