Our 15 year old daughter Michaela is staying with Irishhostfamily.ie since August 2013, altogether for one year.
Irishhostfamily.ie is a network of 200 families, all known and taken care of personally by Antoinette. She is making sure that the exchange students will be best matched with the hostfamilies.
During the stay of the students Antoinette is in permanent contact with the school and therefore always informed about the academic achievement so in case of problems she is able to help in time.
The students were all very welcomed at school and soon made even irish friends.
The school level in Ireland is equal to the level at a german Gymnasium.
Round about every third week there is a group day organised by Antoinette for all the exchange students. There are e.g. trips to the sea, to bigger cities or other activities in order to let the kids get an insight of irish culture. Our daughter Michaela always informs us very excited and enthusiastic about these days out. Costs for group days are included in the programme price.
From our point of view the weekly contact via skype with our daughter is a big advantage .
On top of that we really appreciate our daughter to be home for christmas and new year.
The english skills of Michaela improved incredibly after only three month. We are delighted.
We can only recommend a stay with Irishhostfamily.ie and will probably send the younger sister of Michaela, Alexandra, as well to Ireland. Diana and Frank Schwantes