Homestay

At all of our schools, you can choose to live in homestay accommodation, living with a local family within just 45 minutes of your school.

Why homestay?

By choosing to live at a homestay, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in English or Irish culture, spending time with your hosts and practising English outside of the classroom.

You’ll live in a home with a local host and up to three other students. Your host may be a single person or a couple with or without children, and our host’s age, nationality, and background may vary, but we make sure that the main language spoken in the house is English.

The food

Half-board meals are included Monday to Friday and full-board meals on weekends as standard. A full-board option is available for a fee. Menu and meal times will depend on your host. Special dietary requirements or food allergies must be declared at the time of booking so that the host can be advised accordingly.

Your space

You will have access to common areas such as the kitchen and living room. You will share the bathroom. Your bedroom will have a bed and some storage space for your clothes. A desk and chair will be also be available within the house. Please ensure you are clean and tidy and respect your host’s space.

Getting around

You will have to use public transport to travel to and from the school. The average travel time is up to 45 minutes, but it can increase due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. roadworks) or in busy periods. You should expect to pay between £10 and £25 for a weekly bus, train or tram ticket, depending on local availability.

Secure your accommodation in 3 easy steps

Contact us

Let us know the dates of your stay and any additional preferences at least 4 weeks prior to your expected arrival.

Make your payment

Make your payment using one of our online payment options or by contacting the team at your chosen school.

Confirm your stay

We will be in touch around 2 weeks prior to your arrival date to confirm your accommodation details.

Homestay house
Homestay socialising
Homestay socialising
Homestay socialising

Interested in hosting international students?

If you live within 45 minutes of our Manchester, Liverpool, or Dublin schools and have a spare room, you may be suitable for hosting an international student.

Visit our dedicated web page for more information or to apply.


Our dedicated accommodation teams will try their best to match your preferences. Wherever that is not possible, alternative options will be offered. Please note, homestay bookings are subject to availability. We encourage you to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. For more information or to book your homestay accommodation, please get in touch.

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