MLC has been working with Irish host families and international students since 1976. We are known for our professionalism, but because we are a family business, we have also come to know many of our host families on a personal level and can offer a friendly service and practical advice at all times. We are parents ourselves, we have hosted students ourselves… and we illustrate to our students and their parents exactly what they can expect from staying with a family in Ireland.

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To our host familes we offer:

  • Access to international students from various countries
  • A huge choice of programmes depending on your own interests and motivations
  • Student placements during the summer and/or during the academic year to suit your own availability and preferences
  • Careful matching of your family with a student of the same gender, age and hobbies as one of your own children
  • Two students of different nationalities can be placed with you at the same time if you have the space and the desire to do so
  • One of the best rates of pay in the industry
  • Students who are fully covered by insurance and will carry their EHI (European Health Insurance) Card with them for any medical visits which occasionally may arise
  • A professional and friendly MLC team happy to help whenever you have a question
  • 24/7 support through our office and our emergency mobile


In return from our host families we expect:

  • A warm welcome and a caring and friendly atmosphere in the home
  • All family members to be welcoming to any student
  • For the student to be included at meal times and on family outings and activities
  • That there is always a parent present in the home
  • Our student to be given their own bed
  • No other person of the same nationality to be staying in your home at the same time as our student
  • That you comply fully with relevant laws regarding child and welfare
  • That you do not welcome our students back directly in to your home. They are not insured, there are no airport transfers provided, there is no MLC support and importantly, we will not be able to place any further students with you



Our host families are extremely important to us, and we want to make sure you find working with us an enjoyable experience.


you can register online by using this form, or give us a call and we can register you over the phone

Garda Vetting
we complete Garda Vetting for all our host families, a practice which is already mandatory across many sectors, including childcare and education

Home Visit
this gives us both the opportunity to meet in person, put faces to names, and learn a little more about the programme

we give you all the details about the students profile, the dates of the stay. which programme they have booked, and the details of what is expected of your family for that particular programme

payments are made to host families by bank transfer and are transferred two to three days prior to the students’ departure

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