Home Stay Accommodation

Homestay accommodation: the hosts treat the student as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas; no more than four students will be accommodated in homestay accommodation at any one time.

Homestay accommodation is our most popular choice when it comes to staying in Derry. Students can live and integrate themselves in a typical Northern Irish home, and enjoy the comforts of cooked meals, and a home from home atmosphere!

Homestay options are not limited to a traditional family, but rather, there are lots of options depending on the student’s requirements and preferences. For instance, we have younger and independent hosts, and we have hosts with partners and children.


home stay

A student will only share with someone of the same nationality if agreed prior to arrival with the student/agent.

Our hosts provide breakfast and an evening meal. They can also be booked for full board and provide a packed lunch for students.

Our hosts have been chosen because they are interested in hosting international students and have something to offer the guest staying with them. We take special care in the selection of hosts and we know that the homestay experience is a central role in ensuring that students time spent in Derry in an enjoyable one!

Irish people are known for their warmth and friendliness…staying in homestay is a very enjoyable and beneficial means of getting to know Irish people and practice English. Students are guaranteed a comfortable and friendly stay!



A homestay will include:

  • A safe, clean and comfortable home with kind, caring hosts
  • An English speaking environment
  • A private furnished room
  • Bed linen
  • Healthy meals and well-balanced diet
  • Kitchen and laundry access as arranged with the host



Student Quote

“It was a wonderful experience for me. They’re like my second family. Especially my host mother was like my own mother. She did my hair, make up and she did a lot of decicious food. I would like to come here again.” Seda Merve Karakaya, 19 from Turkey