Homestay accommodation: the hosts treat the student as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas; no more than four students will be accommodated in homestay accommodation at any one time.


Homestay accommodation is our most popular choice when it comes to staying in Derry. Students can live and integrate themselves in a typical Northern Irish home, and enjoy the comforts of cooked meals, and a home from home atmosphere!


Homestay options are not limited to a traditional family, but rather, there are lots of options depending on the student’s requirements and preferences. For instance, we have younger and independent hosts, and we have hosts with partners and children.

A student will only share with someone of the same nationality if agreed prior to arrival with the student/agent. Our hosts provide breakfast and an evening meal. They can also be booked for full board and provide a packed lunch for students.


Our hosts have been chosen because they are interested in hosting international students and have something to offer the guest staying with them. We take special care in the selection of hosts and we know that the homestay experience is a central role in ensuring that students time spent in Derry in an enjoyable one!


Irish people are known for their warmth and friendliness…staying in homestay is a very enjoyable and beneficial means of getting to know Irish people and practice English. Students are guaranteed a comfortable and friendly stay!

A homestay will include:

  • A safe, clean and comfortable home with kind, caring hosts

  • An English speaking environment

  • A private furnished room

  • Bed linen

  • Healthy meals and well-balanced diet

  • Kitchen and laundry access as arranged with the host


NCUK International Foundation Year

Our IFY is accredited by NCUK and has an unrivalled reputation and track record of success.  Programmes like this have been running successfully since 1987 and have helped over 30,000 international students progress onto degree courses.

Foyle International in partnership with the North West Regional College has over 25 years experience in International Education. 


- English Language Support 

- Accommodation Placement

- Visa Assistance

- Social and Cultural Programmes

- Assistance with registering with local amenities

- Student support , counseling and career guidance

Main Campus

North West Regional College

Strand Rd, Londonderry, N.Ireland , UK  BT48 7AL

English College 

Foyle International 

17- 21 Magazine Street, Londonderry, N.Ireland , UK  BT48 6HH