The boarding option gives students the opportunity to live in a caring and supportive community with their co-students where there are plenty of opportunities for recreation and sport. Normally this is dormitory accommodation with approximately two to six students per room. All meals are provided. Some schools only provide partial boarding (five nights per week). In this case, two nights per week are spent with a local host family.
Host family accommodation allows the student to experience at first-hand, Irish family life and culture. The MLI Accommodation Officer carefully selects Host Families where students will feel particularly welcome. All meals are provided. MLI inspects the family homes on a regular basis to ensure everything provided is the highest standard possible.
Boarding/Host Family Combination
Certain schools offer boarding accommodation from Sunday evening to Thursday only. In this case, MLI will place the student with with a local host family from Friday to Sunday and public holidays.
Irish Secondary Schools close for two weeks at Christmas and at Easter. If a student decides to stay in Ireland, accommodation for these periods is not included in the fees. Holiday airport transfers can be provided by MLI at an additional cost. Mid-term breaks are for one week at the end of October and in mid-February. Accommodation is included in the fee for mid-term breaks. Students normally return home during the Christmas vacation.