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Cork Junior Homestay and Residential

Cork is located on the south coast of Ireland, 2.5 hours’ drive from Dublin and is the second largest city in Ireland. Cork is a beautiful city with a population of 160,000, boasting a unique atmosphere created by its friendly and talkative people.

Our programme in Cork has been in operation since 2012 and is located at University College Cork, an 1845 University situated on 44 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and only 15 minutes’ walk from Cork City centre. Excellent on-campus facilities include a state-of-the-art sports complex with swimming pool, climbing wall, tennis courts & basketball arena, campus restaurant for all meals, fully-equipped classrooms & computer facilities to cater for the ‘IH Digital Hub’ activities.

Homestay Programme 9-16 years

Local host family accommodation is offered in carefully selected families who are visited regularly by our Accommodation Officer and are located close to the university, within walking distance or on a short direct public bus route. Students are usually hosted in a twin room, sharing with a student of a different nationality and a similar age where available. Single rooms are also available. Students have breakfast and dinner with the family each day and have a hot lunch in the university restaurant from Monday-Friday.

The programme includes:
  • 15 hours English language tuition per week with expert International House teachers, in mixed nationality classes, maximum 15 student per class
  • Web based e-Portfolio for every class to share with friends and keep for the future
  • Varied programme of afternoon local excursions, sports activities & ‘IH Digital Hub’ activities
  • Digital Media activities, including the creation of an e-Portfolio, movie & animation, pod-casting, coding for video games, blogs & online school newsletter
  • Full-day excursion to famous attractions every Saturday
Programme Hightlights:
  • Full-board host family accommodation usually sharing a twin room with a student of a different nationality
  • Public transportation ticket for students located more than 15 minutes’ walk from the university
  • Hot lunch in the university restaurant Monday-Friday
  • 2 half-day excursions to city centre every week
  • Evening disco every week

UCC Homestay Programme Fees

2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional week Fixed arrival dates
€1370 €1980 €2540 €625 Any Sat or Sun between 24th June and 23rd July

Residential Programme 9-16 years

The modern apartments are located on-campus and consist of mostly single rooms, with some twin rooms also available. Each apartment has 4-5 bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen & comfortable living area with TV and a shared bathroom. All bedrooms are supplied with bed linen and towels.
The programme includes:
  • 15 hours English language tuition per week with expert International House teachers in mixed nationality classes, maximum 15 student per class
  • Web based e-Portfolio for every class to share with friends and keep for the future
  • Varied programme of afternoon local excursions, sports activities & ‘IH Digital Hub’ activities 
  • Digital Media activities, including the creation of an e-Portfolio, movie & animation, pod-casting, coding for video games, blogs & online school newsletter 
  • Full-day excursion to famous attractions every Saturday
Programme Hightlights:
  • On-campus residential accommodation in single or twin rooms
  • A varied menu for breakfast, lunch & dinner in the university restaurant
  • 3 half-day excursions to city centre every week
  • Evening programme every day, including numerous off-campus activities

UCC Residential Programme Fees

2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Additional week Fixed arrival dates
€1550 €2245 €2850

€700

Sundays only: 25th June, 2nd,9th,16th and 23rd July

Cork Junior Programme Course Information

Course dates 2017     Monday 26th June to Friday 28th July
Arrival dates 25th June, 2nd July, 9th July, 16th July, 23rd July
Course length Minimum 2 weeks, maximum 5 weeks (except for arrivals on 23rd July - one week only)

Airport transfers

Students travelling to Cork Airport - €50 each way
  • Includes Meet-and-greet at Cork Airport by IH staff member and transfer to host family or residence in Cork
Students travelling to Dublin Airport - €80 each way 
  • Accompanied transfer on Aircoach Service
  • Includes Mee- and-greet at Dublin Airport by our Transfer Team, travel with IH Representative on the Aircoach at scheduled times, collection from bus in Cork city, transfer to host family or residence in Cork

Group Rates

We offer special group rates and free places for leaders with groups of 15+. Please contact marketing@ihdublin.com for details.