Homestay combines quality, friendliness and very good value for money. It is suitable both for people who want a lot of contact with their host and also for those who prefer to be free and independent.
All our accommodation is of high quality and close to our schools – often just a short walk, and never more than a 30-minute journey by foot or public transport. Since it is all in the same part of London our students are often reasonably close to each other.
We take great care in selecting our homestay accommodation. We visit each host family before using them, and continue to visit regularly. Being in constant touch with our hosts means that we get to know them very well and that also helps us to match clients with hosts. And because many have been working with us for several years, they understand that we have high expectations.
Importantly, we also carefully check feedback to make sure that course participants who stay in homestay are happy and that standards remain high. In 2011 our average accommodation feedback for homestay was 4.3 out of 5.
All the family was very friendly and patient with me. The house was perfect, I felt like I was at home. Furthermore it was only a 15 minute walk to school.
They gave me a comfortable environment, a pleasant time and special, delicious meals. Many thanks!
I really enjoyed my stay with the Marshalls. On the first day, they greeted me with a very warm welcome. Also the room is very nice and the stay was very relax and comfort. I love living with a large family and everybody is really friendly. They also on occasion invited me to join their family activities, moreover I have a chance to speak at least one member of the family which was very good because I had a chance to speak with native speaker every day and learn more about the language and tradition.
Homestay is a nice possibility to see more of British living , thanks to the school organizing this form of accommodation.