international student accommodation dublin ireland

Become a host family

Provide a home away from home

 for our international students. giving them total language immersion and a chance to engage in the Irish culture.

Become a Host Family

The authentic student experience

At ISA, we know that students often prefer to stay with host families for a more authentic cultural experience. That’s why we’re always looking for new host families to join our rental partner program.

Becoming a host family is a fantastic opportunity to meet people from all over the world and a great way to experience new cultures. An ISA host family provides a “Home away from Home” for our international students, provides them with total language immersion and gives them a chance to engage in the Irish culture.

A host family plays a key role in a student’s experience when visiting a foreign country. Become a host family for international students and be part of their new experience

ISA is looking for host families in Ireland. Join our host families today and offer our students an experience that can enhance their trip abroad, and make them feel like they are in a home-from-home situation Our students come from all over the world and are eager to experience life in Ireland with a local family.

We take great care in matching our students with the right host family, so you can rest assured that you’ll be hosting students who are a good fit for your family and lifestyle. We also provide ongoing support to our host families, including assistance with any issues that may arise during a student’s stay. As a Host Family with ISA, you’ll benefit from a competitive rental income. You’ll also have the opportunity to form long-lasting relationships with students from all over the world, as well as gain a greater understanding of different cultures and customs.

To become a host family, all you need is a spare room in your home and a willingness to share your life and culture with an international student. We’ll take care of the rest, including finding suitable students, handling rent payments and providing ongoing support to both you and your student.

If you’re interested in becoming a host family partner with us, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch today to find out more about this exciting opportunity!

Why become a host family?

  • It’s a great chance to meet and engage with students from many different cultures and traditions.
  • You can provide flexibility to accommodate short or long-term stays.
  • Generate additional income for your home.
  • A year Round Business.
  • We source students globally from a wide variety of colleges and schools and match them with the most suited host.
  • Receive regular prompt payments.
ISA International Student Accommodation Dublin Ireland
ISA International Student Accommodation Dublin Ireland

Requirements of a host family?

  • A caring stable environment.
  • A clean bedroom with a separate comfortable bed for each student, wardrobe space and a place for the student to study in peace.
  • When applicable, provide suitable meals.
  • Be available to assist the student upon arrival with familiarising themselves with your house and locality.
  • Be present throughout the period of the student’s stay or make arrangements and inform ISA if no adult will be present at night time.*
  • Make a small amount of time each day to talk with your student to help with their English as well as make them feel part of the family.
  • Include your student in family activities.
  • Take all complaints seriously no matter how trivial and always remember English is not the student’s native language, misunderstandings can occur.
  • The host should refrain from discussing
  • The host should refrain from discussing Religion and respect the Religious beliefs and background of the student.

*Note: for students under 18 an adult should be present from when the student arrives home in the evening

What our current host families say

I have hosted international students in my home for almost 30 years through various schools and can honestly say ISA is the best.

The staff is so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. Students are always happy with ISA and are very well looked after and made very welcome

I would highly recommend ISA to both students thinking of coming to Ireland to study and those considering becoming a host family.


Host Family, Dublin.

I Want to Thank ISA for the Quality of Students they usually send to us.
Not only they fit in my family routines but also they are polite and respectfull.

I have worked with other organisations and it’s not the same.
ISA is the most organized has the most easy going process.
Also, payments are done timely.


Host Family, Cork.

We have been hosting students with ISA for a good while now. I have to say, they are amazing to deal with. They respond really quickly to any concerns, questions or issues you may have.

They are super helpful and lovely to deal with.

Would highly recommend them.


Host Family, Dublin.

Host Family

Application Form

Complete our below application form and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly to run through your application and onboarding process.

Become a Host Family

Bedroom types (single/twin ie 2 separate beds/double ie couple)

Is your house smoking / non-smoking?*

Can you cater for? - Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten/lactose free, Diabetics, Peanut Allergy

Can you accommodate the following? Adults (over 18yo), Juniors (under 18yo), Both of them

You are available for?: Males, Females, Couples

Could you accept students who smoke (outside)? Yes/No

Which length of stay do you prefer? Short term (up to 4 weeks) , Medium term (up to 8-10 weeks), Long term (one semester or longer), No preference

How long have you been a host family? First experience, Between 0 and 1 year, Between 1 and 5 years, Between 6 and 1 0 years, Over 10 years

By Submiting this Form you are Agreeing on Receiving Comunications from ISA