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Going to Ireland is like going back home

We of Vivi l’Irlanda are convinced that the only way to make progress in learning a language is to make a complete break from your own mother tongue and immerse yourself completely in the culture and society of the people of which the language is an expression.

What Vivi l’Irlanda proposes is a full-on experience of life in an Irish family.  The Irish families we select are situated in an exclusively ‘local’ context, which enables our students to experience Irish life as it really is rather than as it is experienced by the stereotypical tourist route.  Our students will not mix with other Italian students during their stay.

Here are some testimonials from our hosts families!

I would like to congratulate you and all involved in the success of your new venture bringing Italian students to Ireland. The time and effort that has been put into the last 3 weeks has been fantastic and an amazing experience for the students. I hope they all have many happy memories of Ireland . Thank you for introducing my family to the beautiful Bea, she was an absolute pleasure and brought joy to us all and hopefully we will meet again next year and if not we will keep in contact.  Once again congrats and thank you  Best of luck in the future, Regards. Sandra, Aidan, Grace, and Tara

Hello Gaia, We are all very well. Cecilia is very happy, she is constantly smiling and ever independent.  She is a joy to be around.  She is meeting up with the other girls for a few hours each night in one of the houses. Last night the girls all came over to me.  There was nine for dinner, (my daughter brought 2 friends home with her) and everyone got on very well.  Talking about school and the differences between the different schools.  After dinner, they got a tennis lesson which and then they came back to my home.  The girls are all different, one loves the basketball and played with my son Aonraoí as well as enjoying the trampoline.  Margarita enjoyed trying out my daughters violin.  They all adores decorating cupcakes.  My own children are really enjoying the experience as well. Question for you?  I would like to take Cecilia to Enniscrone, Co Sligo for a day next week as i visit my parents.  She will see the Altanlic ocean and if it a rough day it can be very beautiful with the big waves.  Problem is she will miss class with Shane. I have not asked Cecilia yet?  There is no problem as Henry my husband is around all next week in Portumna if it is not possible to bring Cecilia. Regards and thank you, Emer

Hello, Just home from trick or treating . I’m going to pack for Bianca now, I’ve just finished washing her clothes etc . I hope to have her in bed at 9.30 for a few hours . I’m not going to bed just in case !!!! She was a lovely girl and a pleasure to have . We went to Athlone yesterday shopping and home to my home last night horse riding etc . I think Bianca s English has really come along . Chat soon and thank you very much