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(45-60 min. from school) - Host Family

Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. This choice, as opposed to staying in a residence, offers you a chance to learn about the culture of the destination country “from the inside”, practice English in a friendly environment and in everyday, real-life situations.

Included

  • 'Breakfast only' option
  • 'Half board' option
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Bed linen provided
  • Students need to bring their own towels
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Cleaning service provided
  • 'max 45 min to school' option
  • 'special diet' option available (on request)
  • 'no pets' option available (on request)
  • Check-in before 22.00

Other info

A number of various features are available within the host family setting. You’ll have a private bedroom, a bathroom that may be shared with other family members (or a private bathroom upon request). The meals and times will depend on the requests made by the students at the time of booking, as well as the availability of the family.

Each host family will come with it’s own particular tastes in food and habits. You may have assumptions about the specific cuisines in certain destinations, but there are endless varieties and flavours to choose from! Don’t be afraid to try something new. Families are quite flexible with meals, and if students have any preferences or intolerances, then the family will be sure to cater for them. A healthy, balanced diet is provided to all students.

VEGETARIAN: There is a wide choice of families offering this option, so you’ll undoubtedly be satisfied!
INTOLERANCE: If you have any special dietary requirements (allergies, coeliac etc.), then we will endeavour to find the best family for you.

Hosting a foreign student is not just a unique experience for the students themselves, but also for the families. It is a privileged way of exchanging experience, cultures and information, living side by side with international students. Some families act like cultural consultants, immersing you in their daily routines, such as grocery shopping or going out. It is crucial to remember that each family will have their own methods of hosting students, and some may immerse you in their lifestyle more than others. Host families often remain in touch with the students they’ve hosted long after they have returned home. Like in everyday life, you will find families who grant you complete independence and maintain little interaction, whilst others will go all out to ensure they involve you in it all.

There are many reasons as to why families would opt to host students and although the reasons vary across each family, it’s mostly due to cultural and economic aspects. The family are also keen on discovering more about the world and cultures out there. It is a mutual exchange of traditions, knowledge and customs.

Room types

Price per week (Sat-Sat)
Single room, breakfast only
Low season: GBP 210
Mid season: GBP 205
High season: GBP 250
Twin room, breakfast only
Low season: GBP 175
Mid season: GBP 170
High season: GBP 215
Single room, half board
Low season: GBP 240
Mid season: GBP 230
High season: GBP 285
Twin room, half board
Low season: GBP 210
Mid season: GBP 195
High season: GBP 250
Single room, no meals, student can use the host family kitchen
Low season: GBP 200
Mid season: GBP 200
High season: GBP 245

Map and area info

Host families are located in safe residential areas, always very close to the main public transport routes.
Distance to School: 45 - 60 minutes public transport

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