School & Host Family Stays

Spanish in Spain - School Stay

Total Immersion School and Host Family Stay in Madrid by Leir EducationSchool Stays: Since 2013 we have been accommodating Spanish students here in our Academy, Newbridge, County Kildare and throughout Ireland who wish to avail of our wonderful culture and friendliness combined with learning and improving their English language skills. This we have done with the help of our wonderful network of host families and partners and to date, it has worked very well and we certainly hope it continues to do so while continuing to grow in the process.

Over the years we have had many requests to offer the reverse type of program….. Irish kids travelling to Spain to learn/improve their Spanish, sample the culture, and experience their friendliness within a controlled and safe ‘Host Family’ environment.

While the concept was always of interest, we never felt we had the proper ‘set-up’ to facilitate it, nor did we want to do it unless we could do it right and provide an experience of the highest quality, offer great value and as a result, help create worthwhile memories of a lifetime for each participant.

Now WE CAN….. so are you interested? Outlined below is a brief introduction to the concept.

School Stay Introduction

  • Program duration: The course can be as short as a 1-week stay, part of a term or a full school year.
  • Brief program description: Our ‘School Stay‘ full immersion program offers students a very special opportunity to attend a selected quality secondary school in Spain during the academic year while staying with a local Spanish host family. This experience of a lifetime can be excellent preparation for the Leaving and Junior Certificate Examinations or Transition Year and is ideal for students who have an interest in the Spanish language and wish to learn about Spain, its culture and its people.Stay
  • Full board accommodation with a locally selected Spanish Host Family
  • Enrollment fees, books etc.
  • All financial transactions, enrolment fees etc. completed through Leir Education in Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
  • Qualified Native locally assigned coordinator who also speaks English.
  • Transfers to and from the airport to host family or an organised meeting point.
  • Pre-departure Q & A, information meetings and orientation.
  • A specialised dedicated staff member who will be available 24 hours in case of emergency.
  • Full advice, assistance and support throughout the process and program
  • Continued support

All family meals, accommodation, normal transport, school fees and materials etc. are included in the package. You will need pocket money for socialising, shopping or extracurricular activities during your time away from home.

  • Transfers to and from Dublin Airport
  • Medical Insurance (Each student must have a valid E111)
  • Spending Money
  • Extra Curriculum Activities outside of the set program
  • Incidentals such as sun cream, footwear, clothes etc.

To be considered for participation you must:

  • Be from 13 – 17 years old
  • Be mature, responsible and willingly engage in the experience.
  • Have a sufficient level of Spanish which will allow you to participate in normal day-to-day school life etc.
School Stay brochure download

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