Families, Accommodation
Families

Accommodation

Language studies abroad programs for Families: Accommodation

A home away from home... but abroad!
Accommodation is one of the things which determine whether your language holiday is a success. You should feel comfortable in your 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. Staying with local residents has many advantages:
 
  • Direct contact with a local family
  • Complete immersion in the language
  • Family meals together
  • Cultural discovery through sharing your day-to-day with a local family
  • Experiencing local hospitality in an authentic environment
  • The chance to join in on 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 a retired couple, 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 living area 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 structure.
 
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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TESTIMONIALS

Carlos Alonso Rodríguez

Galway was one of the best experiences of my life. It’s a small but incredibly lively city, and it’s impossible to get bored there. It has all the atmosphere of a university town, and every night, there’s something to do, like the salsa nights on Wednesdays at Monroe’s and Fridays at The Front Door. The people there are really friendly and try to help you as much as they can. I stayed with a host family, and they treated me as if I were their own son.

I would also like to mention the Atlantic language school. I had an incredible 8 months there, and every week you have the chance to meet new people. I made lifelong friends, and today I’m still in touch with people from Brazil, Italy and South Korea, to name a few.

If I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t hesitate for a second.

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My one-to-one language stay at Mr & Mrs Smith’s home in Worthing was very good. The couple is very nice and helpful. From Monday to Friday, in the morning I had a 3-hour lesson (often more than 3 hours) with few breaks, and in the evening I had to do some homework in my bedroom (I requested it!). In the afternoon, Tony and his wife Anne would have me visit the surroundings and keep me busy. They are very nice and they welcomed me into their family life as if I were a real member. Their home is simple but comfortable: I had my own big room (around 15m2) facing the garden, and it was very quiet. Tony and Anne were very careful with the food quality (they like organic products), so I ate very well the whole time; Anne likes to cook for her guests and tries to satisfy everyone’s taste.

In a nutshell, I am very happy about this experience: I improved my English in the best conditions and discovered the surrounding region.

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Carmen María Pons Salvador

My stay in Exeter was a beautiful experience both on the personal level as well as on the language learning level.

At ESL, they advised me very well in Valencia. With highly personal service and great organisation, they were always making sure that my trip met my expectations. Both my host family and the GLOBE school were of the highest quality.

Of course, I would go back to ESL again for its amazing service and professionalism.

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