Leaving home and travelling to study in a new country can be a stressful experience. That is why we place such importance on our homestays.
Our host families provide a safe and friendly environment for trainees to develop their cultural and communication skills.
Accommodation is arranged to meet people’s needs. We make sure trainees who are vegetarian are placed with a family that understands their needs, or, if a trainee is allergic to animals, they would be with a family that does not have pets.
Host Family Accommodation
- Breakfast and evening meal
- Breakfast, lunch and evening meal
We select our families carefully and all are regularly inspected by our Accommodation Officer to make sure they meet our high standards.
Families are asked to treat their guests’ like a member of their family and include them in their weekly activities.
Trainees who prefer more independent living can be offered accommodation where they are responsible for their own laundry, cleaning, shopping and cooking. This is usually within a family environment so they can continue to improve their linguistic skills and experience English home life culture.
Shared apartments and houses may also be available for trainees.
Arrivals and Departures
The homestay family will meet the trainee when they arrive at the local bus or train station. They take them home and make them feel welcome. They will also take them to the coach or train station upon departure.
All trainees receive a Welcome Pack when they arrive with their homestay and the family is responsible for making sure they have the information they need to find their way around safely.
Contact details will be exchanged and house rules discussed.
The family will ensure the trainee knows how to get to the first welcome meeting.
They will also be given their own house key.