Juniors, Accommodation



Whether you want to stay with your friends in a student residence or in the welcoming environment of a host family, choosing your accommodation is an important decision. Whichever kind of accommodation you choose, you will be communicating constantly with your hosts or fellow students. Host families and residences are selected according to a long list of demanding criteria.

With your accommodation sorted, you can make the most out of time in language immersion and get involved in the wide range of activities on offer.

Each of our partner schools has a dedicated accommodation officer and we stay in constant contact to ensure that things run smoothly.

International Atmosphere!

Make friends without borders! This is a superb international experience: You will stay in a shared or single room, you will meet people from all over the world. There are typically showers on each floor of the building. Supervised by the qualified school staff, this accommodation also includes full board (except in the USA), with breakfast and dinner served in the residence and lunch eaten at the school or on the daily excursion.
Our youngest students stay in a student residence. Meals are served in the canteen of the residence, or as a packed lunch in the school or on excursions. Group leaders are in charge of watching over the students 24/7 and stay in the same building. 

A home from home

Host family
Staying with a host family, you will discover how locals live and will benefit from the security of a friendly environment. During the week, you eat breakfast and dinner with the family, while lunch is normally with the other students at the school or a packed lunch provided by the host family. At the weekends, you will be provided with full board.
Independent students who are comfortable using public transport or a bus system run by the school are good candidates for a host family. 



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Louise Dornier, France
Louise Dornier, France

I choose Oxford because last year I went to Canterbury and for this summer I wanted to go in a summer camp with older people. In class, we learned the past perfect, modal verbs, present perfect, present simple, present continuous, history about King Arthur and Buckingham. The excursion in Bath was interesting, Portsmouth was very cool because of the sun and the big tower. The Laser Quest was funny, too. I will remember the really good friends I met from Germany, Italy, and Turkey and Saudi Arabia. People are very friendly with each other! Nobody was shy, all wanted to speak English and meet new friends. I liked the excursions, the school had very interesting games. It’s a good city centre with friendly people and the site was comfortable and clean.

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Clara Disaro, France
Clara Disaro, France

“I didn’t want to go to a big city like London, so Canterbury suited me very well. The benefit of learning English in England is improving my pronunciation! I loved exploring cool cities that I’ve never been to before, like Oxford. My favourite activities were the Karaoke night, because it was funny, and the disco, of course! My new friends came from Germany, Spain, Italy and France and I really hope that I will stay in contact with them when we go back home! I would definitely recommend it to my friends and family as it is well organised and I’ve really enjoyed my time here. My advice to my friends who are thinking about coming here is to not always stay with people from your country, and to have friends who finish on the same day, as it’s so sad when we have to say goodbye before my time is up at Canterbury!”

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Laura Gillard, Belgium
Laura Gillard, Belgium

My trip to NY was really unbelievable! The campus (Queens) was really beautiful, we lived in a TV series! I had extraordinary encounters with students of many different nationalities. The understanding with Amy, the director and staff of the school was awesome! I thank ESL for the two best weeks of my life.

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