Cork and the surrounding region boast a rich archaeological, cultural and literary heritage. Famous for art, music, literature and crafts, Cork is recognized for its unique personality and selected as the European City of Culture 2005.
Each year the city of Cork hosts the international festival of cinema, jazz, folk dance and choral music. Visitors enjoy live entertainment and a lively nightlife, thanks to theatres, restaurants, pubs and discos.
The town is visited by many tourists and young people who come there every year for individual or group study trips, in order to be able to study English and at the same time to enjoy a relaxing holiday in an enchanting landscape with unique panoramas in the world.
Sample Programme - Cork Ministays
This a mini-stay sample programme based on Sunday arrival and departure on the following Saturday / 6-night programme
|Lessons 9:00-12:00||Lessons 9:00-12:00||Lessons 9:00-12:00||Lessons 9:00-12:00||Lessons 9:00-12:00|
|City Tour||Blackrock Castle Observatory||Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral||Blarney Castle||The English Market Workshop|
|Family Night||Bowling||Family Night||Cinema||Night Event|
*Please note that this is a sample programme only, and it is for illustrative purposes only, the programme will be designed upon your requests. English course am or pm subject to availability.
The homestay is perhaps the most complete immersion method, ideal for students who want to take English courses, allowing them to make the most of the experience. Students will be sharing a room with one or two classmates and will be hosted by a local experienced host family, this will be a full-immersion cultural experience as they will see how locals live, what they eat and more. For some students, this may be a life-experience challenge as for most of them this will be their first experience outside their parents’ home but worth to try as we think this will let the students grow not only culturally but also personally. For most of the students, instead, this will be a home away from home and enjoy the experience with the locals. All host families are checked and inspected regularly and need to abide by a certain pre-set standard requirement.
We have the availability of residential accommodation all year round, our type of accommodation varies depending on your budget and requirements. We can offer students residence accommodation with students staying in two or three per room with shared or private facilities, hotel or B&B accommodation with students staying in triple or family rooms with private facilities. If you would like to choose this option for your students but your budget is very limited, we will be able to offer hostel accommodation. Most of our hostels are 4 stars with students staying in multiple rooms of 4,6 and sometimes 8 students in a room with private facilities, but we have also budget hostels where students will be staying in larger rooms with or without an en-suite room. We will organise for you, breakfast and dinner if this is required. Most of our residential accommodation is situated in the city centre or not far from it, but please bear in mind that availability may be limited, therefore, for this option, we may require an advance booking.
09:00 AM – 5.00 PM
Monday – Friday
Head office: + 44 (0) 20 3519 1247