In most of our course centres, we offer different types of accommodation to suit your needs. We know that effective language learning depends not only on motivated teachers and good classes, but also on the comfort of students’ accommodation. Therefore, all of our accommodation like colleges, university residences, and host-families has been chosen with great care. Your comfort is our priority.
In a student residence, you will meet students from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to practise your foreign language skills out of the classroom.
We use typical student residences in our centres: boarding schools, university or college student accommodation and youth guest houses. The type of accommodation varies from centre to centre, but is always safe, clean and comfortable. All rooms are cleaned on a regular basis, although you will be asked to help in keeping them tidy.
All residences have private or shared shower and toilet facilities; some even have their own common room. Public payphones and launderettes are on site or close by. Safe storage for valuables is always available if the rooms are not lockable.
You will share a room with students of the same sex. Where possible, you will also share a room with students of your own age who speak another native language (unless you request to stay with a friend), but you should bear in mind, that this may not always be practical.
Residential students are supervised at night by our staff that lives with the students.
We offer full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) accommodation. The food provided is typical of the country and normally we offer a vegetarian option: salad, vegetables and fruit are available. Water is generally served for lunch and dinner.
Home stay accommodation
Living in a private home is an exciting experience. You will get to know about everyday life and the culture of your host country and will also have the opportunity to chat with native speakers in their language.
Normally, you will stay in a twin or triple room (single available on request) and you will share it with a student of the same sex. If possible, you will also share the room with a student of your own age speaking another native language (unless you request to stay with a friend), but you should bear in mind that this may not always be practical.
Normally, we don't place more than four students in one private home, but in peak times this might become necessary. Please note that our hosts are diverse and include single mothers, elderly people as well as younger couples.
Regardless of where you stay, all our home stay hosts respect our strict home stay guidelines and are carefully chosen by our local Welfare Manager.
But you should also know that customs vary from country to country or from host to host.
Therefore our Welfare Officers carefully match our students with our hosts and monitor the accommodation throughout the stay.
Distances from private homes to the school vary. Some are close to the school while others can be up to 60 minutes away by public transport (not included).
If necessary, our hosts will do some laundry for you, but you should bring enough clothes for the duration of your stay. It should usually be possible to receive phone calls in your private home, but please use a public phone or your mobile for outgoing calls. You will have full board (breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner) accommodation.