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12- 17 yrs - Dublin city centre - Host family | Summer Camp

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Programme summary:

  • Summer program from 1 week
  • Accommodation with host family for ages 12-17
  • English course for all levels
  • Sports and cultural activities, 'Action Projects'
  • Transfer from the airport of Dublin included



As the capital city of one of the most dynamic members of the EU, Dublin offers an exciting and enriching backdrop in which to improve your English. The Irish National Museum and the Irish National Gallery offer fascinating glimpses into the long history of the island from the Bronze Age through the Celts, up to modern times, and the world famous illuminated medieval Book of Kells can be viewed at Trinity College.

Dublin is also a wonderful base from which to discover the rest of Ireland, as almost all the roads and railways in the country lead to this central hub.

Dublin also has a large cultural scene, with numerous theatres, its literary tradition (James Joyce, Oscar Wilde etc) and music. There are plenty of entertainment venues, like the Temple Bar district which is home to many of the famous pubs and restaurants.

Summer Camp

The Summer Camp is organized by our partner school Istudy International and takes place on Belvedere College campus, a prestigious school located in the city centre of Dublin.

Quality courses are provided by experienced and native English teachers. School staff are very friendly and helpful towards their students.

Accreditations: ACELS

Affiliated with: MEI, ALTO

Awards: STM Star English Language School Europe 2014

School facilities include:

  • bright classrooms with digital whiteboards
  • student restaurant
  • courtyard for relaxing breaks
  • outdoor courtyard
  • indoor heated swimming pool
  • all weather outdoor sports pitch
  • indoor gym hall
  • café


This programme is open to all students aged 12 to 17 and is available from 1 to 7 weeks.


The programme includes 20 lessons of 60 minutes per week. In addition to general English courses, students have the chance to take part in 'English in Action Projects', designed to encourage interaction with native speakers in a practical environment. Lessons are held in the morning.

Highly qualified and experienced teachers have been handpicked for their dynamic and energetic teaching approach, guaranteeing an engaging and rewarding student experience. Projects take students outside the classroom. They are encouraged to present their findings from each project to the class in the form of a presentation or debate. The class is given an opportunity to ask questions about the presentation.

Students will cover 2-3 topics per week during the lessons, including:

  • Crime & Punishment
  • Music, Movies & Art
  • Pop Culture & Social Media
  • Irish Culture
  • History & Folklore
  • Adventure & Travel
  • Shopping
  • Money & Advertising
  • Health, Medicine & Science

Some example of activities organised during the 'English in Action Projects' are mentioned below:

  • Tourist Office Visit
  • Garden of Rememberance Excursion
  • Artistic Exhibitions
  • Street Surveys
  • Interviews
  • Historical Market Visit

A placement test will be given upon arrival to match students with their appropriate level.

Activities and excursions

Activity programme includes:

  • 5 half-days of leisure, fun, cultural or sport activities
  • 2 evenings of activities
  • 1 day of excursion

Some of the many activities available include:

  • games
  • museum visits
  • talent shows
  • Irish dancing
  • treasure hunt
  • shopping
  • sports (swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, rounders)
  • creepy crypts and church visits
  • Evenings: table quiz, disco night, movie night, live theatre, live music

Excursions include:

  • Kilkenny city and castle
  • Causey Farm
  • Galway city and bay, visit of Connemara (a true Celtic wilderness)
  • Glendalough region (where Braveheart and P.S. I love you were made)
  • Belfast city (birthplace of the Titanic)


Host Family

Room shared with a student of the same age, full-board (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner)

All families are carefully selected by the local representative and live in the same area of Dublin (within 35 minutes by public transport) so that students can commute together to the campus and never travel alone.

Participants are supplied with a weekly transportation pass.

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

The programmes are available for a duration of 1 to 7 weeks.

Stays take place from Sunday to Sunday, from June 24 to August 11, 2019.

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included Supervision 24h support

Prices include:

  • Course and projects programme as described
  • Accommodation in a host family, full-board, shared room
  • Activities & excursions as described 
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation pass
  • All taxes and administration fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Dublin
  • Optional insurances

Practical information


Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Sunday

Arrivals are scheduled between 03:00 and 22:00 and departures after 9:30 and before 03:00. An extra fee will be charged for arrivals and departures outside these hours (see Prices & Dates tab.)

Arrival stations or airports:

  • Airport: Dublin International Airport


  • Some airlines, such as Ryanair do not allow children under 16 years travelling unaccompanied by an adult and do not offer the UM service (Unaccompanied Minor). It is therefore important to check with the chosen company before booking.

  • Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (around 4 days after payment has been made).


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