Homestay

Homestay


"The Baker family made me feel at home, they were an exceptional host family and I recommend them from the bottom of my heart." - Roberto Perez, Venezuela

Staying in a homestay is a great way to practise your English and experience a new way of life. Around 40% of our homestay accommodation is within walking distance and we have four different types of homestay to choose from:

Standard homestay (££)
Shared bathroom
Wireless Internet
Maximum journey time to school 25 minutes
Available meal plans: Half Board & Bed and Breakfast

Standard plus homestay (£££)
Private bathroom
Wireless Internet
Maximum journey time to school 25 minutes
Available meal plans: Half Board & Bed and Breakfast

Superior homestay (££££)
Guaranteed walking distance to school (up to 25 min walking)
Private bathroom
Wireless Internet
Available meal plans: Half Board & Bed and Breakfast

Independent homestay (£)
Shared bathroom
Full use of kitchen but meals are not included
Maximum journey time to school 30 minutes

All of these options are also available as twin rooms, based on two people sharing. Shared accommodation is only available for two people travelling together.

 How do we choose our host families?

All of our host families are carefully selected by our specialist staff and while each family is different, they share a genuine desire to welcome students into their homes and their lives.  The UK has a rich history and is very proud of its cultural diversity. Our home stay providers are a reflection of our society and come from different backgrounds, age groups and socio-economic groups. We do not discriminate and welcome all home stays that fit our basic criteria.

  • Genuine desire to welcome students into their home
  • A clean and comfortable home 
  • Speak English to native standard

We do our best to match students with the right hosts so it is important to book early and tell us about your requirements (e.g. dietary requirements, whether you smoke and whether you’d like a family with children or pets). 

"I was very happy with my host mother, she is a wonderful lady and we had a lot of conversations. She helped me to improve my English." - Hanna Kravchenko, Ukraine

 

Accommodation Rates 2017: Homestay

    Breakfast only Half-board Independent
Standard Single Room Weekly rate £145 £185 £130
Standard Twin Room Weekly rate £90 £130 N/A
Standard Plus Single Room Weekly rate £175 £215 N/A
Standard Plus Twin Room Weekly rate £165 £205 N/A
Superior Single Room Weekly rate £205 £245 N/A
Superior Twin Room Weekly rate £195 £235 N/A
Standard Plus room criteria: student's own bathroom
Superior room criteria: student's own bathroom and walking distance from school
The prices for twin rooms are per person. Shared rooms are for 2 students travelling together.
If you require internet access in the homestay you must request this at the time of booking.
Standard Half-board extra night = £26
£20 per week supplement for special diets: halal, gluten-free and dairy-free.

A supplement of £50 for the first accommodation week applies to all of the above accommodation options.

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