Accommodation and Welfare
We understand that you will only get the most out of your language course if you have somewhere welcoming and comfortable to live. Most of our students stay with English host families, an excellent opportunity to practise English outside the classroom.
We take great care in selecting our homestays and they are regularly inspected. Our accommodation team look for clean and well-maintained houses and they also place great importance on the friendliness of the families. We place students in homestays according to their needs and take into account if you have special requirements.
Staying with an English host family gives you an excellent opportunity to practise English outside the classroom
You can choose either a single room or twin room which you share with a student of another nationality. All rooms have storage for your clothes and a place for you to study. All students who stay in homestays have breakfast and dinner with their host families and they are provided with lunch at the weekends.
Some homestays are within walking distance of the school while others may be a short bus ride away. No homestay is more than a 20 minute bus ride from the school.
In the summer time we also offer accommodation in Bournemouth University residences that are located 10 minutes’ walk from the school. All the residences are modern, well-equipped and comfortable and provide single-room accommodation all with en-suite bathrooms. Residential accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis. Students must be at least 18 years old in order to choose this option.
Some students choose to organise their own accommodation by renting an apartment or a room in an apartment. We can give advice on how this may be done.
Hotels and guest houses
We can arrange for students to stay in hotels or guest houses.
We want you to feel comfortable and at home during your stay with us, so among our staff are people qualified to help with academic, social or personal problems. They are available for private consultation every day.
We have a 24-hour emergency telephone number, so there will always be someone close at hand.