We pride ourselves on providing a truly British experience for international students and our Homestay Accommodation Programme is one of the key components to this.
Living with a homestay host is one of the best ways to enjoy British culture and lifestyle.
You will have the opportunity to get involved in everyday life, from eating together to watching British television. You will travel to college by bus or train just like our local students do from nearby towns and villages.
A safe and comfortable home from home
Homestay hosts welcome students into their homes where English is spoken, providing an excellent way for you to practise conversational English outside of college. You will also learn a lot about British culture and daily life.
You will have your own bedroom with a desk, or table and chair, a wardrobe or hanging space, drawer space, a bedside table and shelves for books and personal belongings. Use of electricity, gas and water and a bathroom is also included.
Your homestay host may have a pet, which is very common in the UK. As part of the application process, we ask you to give us information about your preferences which will help us match you with the most suitable host.
All hosts are selected, inspected and monitored by our international team, and all family members have to pass a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.
Don’t just take our word for it, find out what our homestay hosts and students had to say about their experience…
Ofsted Social Care Inspection Report
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
As a provider of homestay accommodation, we are subject to regular inspections to ensure we are providing a safe and well-managed homestay programme, therefore enabling you to achieve your maximum potential.
Here is one of the inspectors’ comments from our most recent inspection:
Homestay students come from a variety of nations across the world. Their influence and richness of cultures is seen as a treasured jewel in this community. Their diversity is enjoyed and celebrated.
You can find the full inspection report here: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50148685
If you would like further information about the Homestay Programme, please complete the form below. Alternatively, call the International team directly on 01590 625325.