FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What accommodation can you arrange?
The school can arrange the following:
A host family for individuals and also for whole families.
The school or you can arrange the following
How do you select your host families?
We have our own accommodation officer who visits all our families – not just when they are new, but regularly. Our families comply with the ACELS & MEI Code of Practice for host families. All host families are Garda Vetted (police background check)
How many students stay with a host family?
Typically, if you are a teenager or adult, your host family will have one or two students. Students have their own room. No two students of the same nationality share a house unless you request this. If you are a family, you will not be sharing the host family with any other student.
What happens if I do not like my host family?
We understand that sometimes it is difficult to get used to living in a new culture and our host families also understand this. However, if for some reason you are uncomfortable with your host family during your first week, we will find you another family. We know how important it is to be comfortable in your homestay situation. You are requested to speak to the Accommodation Manager (Sheena) if you have any difficulties.
Do you have an APP?
Yes we do. It is available at Google PlayStore and Apple App Store (search for KSOE) When you download, please click on PRIVATES for all your information. This will have your Airport pick up details, accommodation information, school bus times, English course and afternoon activity information.