Families, Accommodation
Families

Accommodation

Language studies abroad programs for Families: Accommodation

A home from home...but abroad!
Accommodation is one of the things which determine whether your language holiday is a success. You should feel comfortable in surroundings that meet your needs. You can then fully enjoy your free time after class and at the weekend together as a family during your language holiday.

Host family

This is widely regarded as part and parcel of a language holiday and staying with local residents has many advantages:
 
  • Direct contact with a local family
  • Complete immersion in a language
  • Family meals together
  • Cultural discovery through sharing the day-to-day with a local family
  • Experiencing local hospitality in an authentic environment
  • The chance to join in with family activities (celebrations, trips)
 
Host families are carefully chosen by our partner schools and are monitored regularly to check that they are meeting all the required criteria. If you like a relaxed and family-orientated way of life, this is the ideal arrangement for you!
 
Please note that the phrase 'Host Family' does not necessarily mean a traditional family, but that the household can be made up of older people, a single person or several adults. Different options will be available regarding how many members of your family can be housed with a host family. In the majority of cases, the bathroom is shared with the host family, as well as the lounge and other communal rooms.
 
Accommodation with a host family is not guaranteed for large families.

Private apartment

You benefit from greater privacy in a private apartment. You and your family will be living together much like 'at home'. This means, however, you will be doing household jobs, such as cooking or cleaning the apartment.
 
The apartments have single, double and sometimes triple rooms. We can offer you accommodation that suits the needs of your family composition.
 
You will need to pay a deposit when you arrive (on average €200). This is, of course, returned at the end of the holiday if there has been no damage.

Hotel / B&B

Hotel and B&B rooms are available in certain destinations.

Language holiday without accommodation

You and your family can take a language course without booking accommodation through us.

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Andrea Quattrone

I decided to go on a language trip to Newcastle upon Tyne with ESL and now I can say that it was one of the best choices I have ever made. I learned about ESL online; at first, I was very impressed by their website’s precision, and then, by the staff’s availability and professionalism. They were all extremely helpful and precise in clarifying all my doubts!

In the beginning, I went on this trip just to improve my English knowledge and skills, but it soon became one of the best ways to strengthen incredible relationships. I am still very close to some of the people I met during my stay and I really would like to develop these friendships in the future and take them as good excuses to travel more.

Anyone can say that England is a truly unique country, but going there is the only way to deeply understand this statement. The habits, the breakfast, the buildings… there are so many things to discover. And British people are so enthusiastic that they make you feel warm even in a place that isn’t!

The weekend excursions were my favourite thing! Edinburgh, the Lake District, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter’s one!)… The moments I spent in these places were truly unforgettable!

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María Bautista Villaverde

Learning French at the Institut Européen de Français was a great experience. I refreshed my French and got ready for my third Erasmus term. Classes are interactive and practical. Life in Montpellier is quiet, but – as it’s a student town – there is always something to do.

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Ana Briones Gallego

In October, I took an English course in Byron Bay, a small city in Australia, in the region of New South Wales. This experience was absolutely incredible. Byron is a very special place; the pace of life is relaxed, people are really nice and the surroundings are amazing. I spent most of my free time at the beach, where I could see dolphins and whales, only a few meters away from the coast. The main sport here is surf, so even if you’ve never tried, you have to give it a go. At night, there are many bars with live music. The school is very welcoming and all teachers are always helpful. I recommend Byron Bay as a destination, as it’s really similar to paradise! You will learn English whilst feeling constantly on holiday!

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