Host Family Programme at University College Cork
Key Facts

Location: University College Cork
Age: 11 – 17
Dates: 19 June – 14 August 2022 (8 weeks)
Arrival/Departure Days: Sunday-Sunday
Accommodation Type: Host Family – twin room sharing


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!

Award Winning Programme

Apollo is the only English language school in Ireland to have won the ‘Star Junior Programme for under 18s global industry Award at the Study Travel Star Awards voted for by agents sending students abroad.  We have won this award for three years in a row in 2018, 2019 & 2020/2021.

We also won the ‘Star New School’ Award as well as being a finalist in the ‘English Language School – Europe’ category in 2020/2021.

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, accommodation 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 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.
Read more about your accommodation here.

It's All included!
15 hours’ tuition
per week
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
Apollo Focus: 5 hours’ optional extra tuition per week (instead of 2 activities) completely free of charge in addition to 15 hour programme. The focus of the lessons is on project work and communication. Students can choose the Apollo Focus option when with us at the school.
Host Family
Host Family Accommodation: twin room sharing located close to campus within short public bus ride (transport ticket included).
All meals included
Meals: Breakfast & dinner with host family (and lunch at weekends) & hot/packed lunch from University restaurant Monday-Friday
Superb facilities
Excellent sports complex with tennis courts, climbing wall, indoor and outdoor running tracks, dance & spin studios and extensive outdoor football/hockey pitches.
Activities, visits and trips
A wide variety of activities every afternoon & evening + 1 full day of 2 half-day/city trips per week + Full day excursion on Saturdays
Private transport
Private Transport: private bus transport provided for all full day trips.
Apollo Course Workbook
Apollo Course Workbook:
Each student will receive their very own course workbook filled with interesting topics & activities to follow during their course.
Parent updates
Parent Updates: daily updates, photos and videos provided securely online for parents.
Free WIFI throughout school.
Our Prices


University College Cork – Host Family Programme
Dates & Prices 2022
Programme dates: 19 June – 14 August 2022 (8 weeks)
Host family package price: €725
(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 21.00.
Minimum duration: 1 week
Arrival/Departure days: Sunday-Sunday
View/download Summer programmes brochure here.
  • My family was perfect! The house, the food, the family. I enjoyed my 3 weeks so much. I learned a lot and made so many friends. I did lots of debates in lessons and they were so fun! I will be recommending Apollo to my friends.
    Claudia Lopez, Spain.
  • The activities in the morning and afternoon were very good. My family was great and the food was delicious! I hope to stay with them when I come again next year. The staff were excellent, you guys are the best! Thanks to all!
    Teresa M. , Spain.
  • The welcome talk at school on the first day was excellent! The English course was amazing! The Apollo Focus was excellent. My host family was so kind and welcoming, thanks a lot to all Apollo staff you are great.
    Arianna, Italy.
  • The staff and teachers listen to students requests, it’s awesome. The activities are so good and the host family has been very nice and my room is really comfortable. Good trips, I was never bored.
    Elisabeth, Spain.
  • I will never forget my teachers from this trip, thanks to them I like English even more. My host family really helped to improve my English when we talked every evening. The dinners were tasty too (lovely potatoes). I’m going to miss all you guys.
    Elizateva, Russia.
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