In a homestay you will live with local English speakers, and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the homecooked food and extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Speak English all the time
Staying with local people means you will practise your English with native speakers at home in a very natural way.
Learn more about the local culture and be exposed to a rich variety of cultural learning opportunities. Experience day-to-day family life: activities, holiday celebrations and local cuisine.
Feel safe and secure
Get personal care and attention in a caring, comfortable, home environment. Staying in a home means you always have someone there to support you.
Peace and quiet
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at home. Living with your host will give you stability, plus a quiet and peaceful environment for relaxation and study.
With over four decades experience providing a homely and friendly educational environment, we pride ourselves on the range of accommodation options we can offer students at WELC.
Almost all of our host families have been with us for many years and are very experienced at integrating students into their home. We visit and approve all our host families to ensure the best possible homes for our students. Students take all meals with their host family and laundry is also included (dry cleaning is extra).
We assign young students to host families with children of a similar age and these students receive the same care and treatment as the families own children, participating in all aspects of family life. With only one language student per family, this allows the student to be immersed in the world through English language.
For the Junior Summer School Programme, bedrooms are usually shared with a family member or with another student of a different nationality or language. Single rooms are available on request.
Host family: Own bed room but usually shared bathroom. All meals included: Breakfast , packed lunch and evening meal as well as laundry(except dry cleaning).Host family will meet you /take you to Waterford airport or local train or bus station on arrival or departure.
Live with other EC students from all over the world. Whether you would like to stay in a residence with other English learners or alone in an apartment, our range of accommodation options ensures you find the perfect home away from home.
Staying with other students means you have more freedom. It’s a good choice if you enjoy your independence and privacy.
Make new friends
Get to know a lot of people in a short time. Meet interesting people from many different countries. Explore your destination with like-minded people and make friends for life!
Staying with other students means there’s always someone for you to talk too. Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising.
Convenient for public transport
Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport making it straightforward for you to get to school.
Riverwalk is located on the inner Ring Road in Waterford City. It is located on John's River which winds its way through the city to The River Suir at Adelphi Quay. Riverwalk features a 'village-style' layout on a stylishly landscaped 7-acre site to further set it apart from modern residential accommodation.
Riverwalk has been designed and built to the highest standards and includes high quality fittings, furnishings and equipment which considerably exceed normal specifications.
- 2, 3 and 4-bedroom apartments
- Choice of single or twin bedrooms
- All bedrooms are en-suite
- Free broadband internet access in every bedroom
- Swipecard access to all rooms
- Running track & all-weather sports pitch on-site
- 10 minutes walk to city centre
- Secure parking on-site Superquinn shopping centre nearby § Lift to every floor
Prior House consists of 30 apartments in 3 and 4 bedroom units on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of this accommodation block. There is lift access to all floors and a number of the apartments are suitable for the disabled. The majority of rooms are en-suite. Ideal for 1st year students with a high level of security and a resident Warden in the complex.Price €65 per week.
Facilities & Services
- fully fitted kitchens
- Free Broadband/NTL
- Shuttle bus to and from Cork Road Campus
- Car parking, annual fee subject to availability
- Electronic Key Card System
- Nearby shopping facilities
- Public transport links
- Laundrette on site