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.
We propose a study holiday model which is unique, aimed at young people aged 15 and above, including university students and young adults, who wish to improve or deepen their own knowledge of the English language through a unique experience based on life in the family. It is our intention to offer them an experience of life as lived among the people of the place. We are convinced that there is no better way of learning the language than by throwing oneself into the life of the people speak it and by breaking away from one’s own mother tongue. It is through living and breathing another language in a place where it is spoken that one draws closer to understanding not only the language but its culture and people.
Each student is placed with a family that has been specifically chosen on the basis of his or her profile and any particular needs expressed by the individual and (where applicable)his or her parents.
During the course of your stay we will ensure that both you and the host family feels our constant support thanks to weekly on-site visits and our full support and assistance in the event either of you experience any difficulties or emergencies. We will act as ‘go-between’ between the Italian and Irish families. Departures are on an individual basis.
Transfers: personnel from Vivi l’Irlanda will meet you at Dublin airport and personally accompany you to your host family’s home.