Self-Catering Accommodation

Are you ready for excitement? Do you want to make some lifelong friends and gain a real cultural experience? Well perhaps you should consider a self-catering option – the best way to meet like-minded young students!

Adventure AwaitsYes by sharing accommodation you open yourself up to what can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. You will get the chance to live with people from around the world who are here to study, do professional internships or improve their language skills. You’ll learn new recipes, discover new music, cheer for sports teams, practice dance moves and ultimately make some of the best friends of your life!

Sharing is a chance to not only gain new cultural perspective, but to learn about your housemates and yourself. You can gain patience, empathy and understanding as well as organisational skills and a spirit of independence! Having others around you can keep you calm, focused and motivated. You will have people to talk to who understand your situation and will be there to help you. Having others around you can also be a huge amount of fun with shared experiences, nights out and communal cooking.

Choosing a self-catering shared option is the perfect way to combine the support of having people around you, with the fun of a social life and the chance to make some new amazing friends from people you may never have had a chance to meet. Our accommodation is perfect for students who want independence, comfort and fun!

ChrisLeftJust like all our programmes we can tailor-make your experience to fit your requirements!

All our properties are located in multiple locations  in and around the city. All the properties come fully-furnished and have bed-linen, washing-machine, kitchenware and Wi-Fi.

Administration fees? Nope – we don’t charge them!

How about bills? Are you kidding? All our bills (electricity, heating, water etc.) are included!

We make sure there are no worries so you can have the freedom to concentrate on work, study, and having the best time possible!

If you want some further information then get in touch, we’re always happy to hear from you!

Group bookings available!

What you need to know:

  • No admin fees
  • 1 set of bed linen, 1 pillow and 1 duvet FREE!
  • All bills included (internet, electricity, water, refuse)
  • Rooms start from only €110 per week
  • Furnished (chairs, sofa, tables, fridge, some cooking utensils, microwave, washing machine)
  • You can choose from an entire property share with others
  • Subject to availability

Examples of our self-catering/flat-share accommodation 

  • Paula

    (Madrid, Spain)

    This experience have been really positive for me. I have learned how to live independently, how to value a lot of things (a job, a weekend, to do the shopping, to save money, to spend money in a responsible way, etc.). I also have demonstrated to myself that I am a professional and that I enjoy teaching a lot. Now I know that I am qualified to be a teacher in a different country with a different language. I recommend this programme for everybody because it is fantastic!

  • Asisa

    (Kronach, Germany)

    First of all, I really love Cork! The people are very nice and friendly. My placement was with a very cool and friendly company as well. I enjoyed the time with my cool colleagues and boss! My work was familiar to me because I translated documents like I am learning in Germany. I would recommend an internship in Cork for every student because it is worth it. You improve your language skills and learn the culture. The Irish accent is also very cool but funny as well! So, I really enjoyed my time here. Thank you Partnership International!

  • Steph

    (Berlin, Germany)

    With my internship, organised by Partnership International, I got to visit many different Irish companies and was involved with introducing international students to them. I was also involved with inductions and orientations for foreign students. My work also included office administration. My colleagues were really nice so the working experience was very good. And I got to see a bit of Ireland while there. I’ve been to the Cliffs of Moher, a whiskey distillery, a falconry and many places more. So, overall it was a great experience and I would totally recommend it!

  • Aneta

    (Czech Republic)

    Ireland is an absolutely nice country, people are very kind and friendly, the nature is beautiful even if the weather is not as good as you’d expect. I lived in the city of Cork. It’s not so big but it’s really nice and you cannot get lost there.

    I got this opportunity thanks to Partnership International. I worked in Cork for a month and I can say it was the best practical training which I ever had.

  • Christian

    (Berlin, Germany)

    So after all, I have to say it was an absolutely great opportunity to get to know a new country/city, people and to make an intercultural experience. I am lucky that Partnership International organised everything so well and that they were hands-on to their students the entire trip. Thanks very much for everything and keep doing what you are doing! It will definitely not be my last time in Ireland and you helped me to open new ways! Cheers!

  • Xabier


    I really liked doing an internship in Cork for 3 months. In fact, I’m going to stay here another 3 months (the company where I did the internship hired me!). The city is nice and everybody is very kind, friendly and open-minded. The worst for me, as Spanish, is the weather and the prices. My English is improving a lot and I travelled around this awesome island, so I think as a vital experience it was perfect. I’ve made a great decision taking this internship with Partnership International, the welcome was excellent as was the company where I did my internship.

  • Laura

    (Bordeaux, France)

    My internship has given me the opportunity to learn a lot and to improve my professional skills in a foreign language. It was a great opportunity for me to gain practical skills and work within a professional team. The lessons I learned as an intern are still with me today and I’m thankful to all the team of Partnership International who were a real pleasure to deal with. I would recommend an experience like this to everyone.