Host Family Accommodation
Brockenhurst College prides itself on providing a truly British experience and our Homestay Accommodation programme is one of the reasons.
Living with a host family 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. Living with a single host, a couple or in a family in nearby towns and villages, you will travel to College by bus or train just like our local students do.
A safe and comfortable home from home
Families are selected, inspected and monitored by our International team, and all family members have to pass a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. Host families welcome students into their homes, making them a part of the family and helping them feel at home in the UK. English is spoken in the home and is an excellent way for you to practice conversational English outside of College and to learn 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. The room will have a carpet or bedside rug and a waste paper container.
The family 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 family.
What is included?
- An English-speaking cultural environment
- A private furnished room for each student
- Laundry (1-2 times per week)
- Use of a family bathroom
- Internet access
- Food – breakfast and evening meals on weekdays, and breakfast, lunch and evening meals at weekends and periods of holiday
- Use of electricity, gas and water