Host Family Programme at University College Cork

Key Facts

  • Location: University College Cork
  • Age: 11-17 
  • Dates: 24 June to 9 August 2019
  • Arrival/Departure Days: Sunday-Sunday
  • Accommodation Type: Host Family – Twin Room Sharing

AWARD WINNING PROGRAMME:

Apollo is the only Irish language school to ever have won the Star Junior Programme for under 18s global industry Award at the Study Travel Star Awards taking place each year in London!  Five schools worldwide were shortlisted in 2018, one from Canada and three from UK, and it was really an honour to win this prestigious award for our Apollo Junior programmes in Ireland.

LOCATION:

Cork, Ireland’s second city located 3 hours from Dublin is cheerfully referred to by locals as ‘the real capital of Ireland’. With its compact and safe city centre, Cork is a liberal & youthful city with friendly people who simply love to talk!

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK:

University College Cork, an 1845 University situated on the south coast in Ireland’s second largest city, is situated on 44 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds retaining its original school buildings as well as new modern buildings and leisure facilities. The campus is ideally located just 15 minutes’ walk from Cork city centre and 2.5 hours’ drive from Dublin.

There is an excellent sports complex on the campus with tennis courts, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor running tracks, dance & spin studios and extensive outdoor football/hockey pitches.

ACCOMMODATION:

Accommodation for Apollo students is in local host families sharing a bedroom with student of a different nationality (when possible) with one nationality per family guaranteed at all times.

The people of Cork are renowned for their friendliness and talkative nature and really enjoy welcoming students from all over the world.

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It’s all included!

  • 15 hours’ tuition per week (1 hour = 60 minutes) following a zig-zag timetable of both morning and afternoon mixed nationality classes (max. 15 per class)
  • Apollo Focus: 5 hours’ optional extra tuition per week (instead of 2 activities) completely free of charge in addition to 15 hour programme
  • Host Family: twin room sharing located close to campus within short public bus ride (transport ticket included).
  • Breakfast & dinner with host family (and lunch at weekends) & hot lunch at University restaurant Monday-Friday
  • Excellent sports complex with tennis courts, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor running tracks, dance & spin studios and extensive outdoor football/hockey pitches.
  • A wide variety of activities every afternoon & 2 evenings per week
  • Full day excursion on Saturdays
  • 2 Cork city trips per week
  • Parent Updates: daily updates, photos and videos provided securely online for parents
  • Free WIFI throughout school
  • Travel & Medical Insurance included for all Apollo Juniors

Apollo Advantages

LAL Language Centres Partnership:

Apollo is proud to be associated with the global chain of quality language schools, LAL Language Centres, and to be their partner school in Ireland.  LAL’s mission ‘to provide the perfect environment for our students to learn and practise languages while enjoying the characteristics and culture of each country’, fits perfectly with the core values of Apollo.

 Apollo Focus:

Consists of an optional 5 hours’ extra tuition per week, completely free of charge. Apollo Focus takes place twice per week during the activity time slots instead of 2 activities and the focus of the lessons is on project work and communication.  Students can choose the Apollo Focus option when with us at the school.

Apollo Course Workbook:

Apollo Juniors will each receive their very own course workbook filled with interesting topics & activities to follow during their course.  Students will bring their workbook home giving them a sense of accomplishment & giving parents the opportunity to see what their son/daughter has been learning while in Ireland.

Dates & Prices 2019
Programme Dates:                24 June – 9 August 2019 (7 weeks)
Package Price:       €700 per week
Airport Transfers Cork Airport:                               €50 each way to/from Cork Airport
Airport Transfers Dublin Airport:

€80 each way to/from Dublin Airport*                                                    

*Includes accompanied transfer with Apollo Representative on the Aircoach.  Flights must arrive before 22.00.

Minimum Duration:              1 week (Sunday-Sunday)

 

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