We offer different accommodation to suit your needs and budget!
In most of our course centres, we offer different types of accommodation to suit your needs. We know that effective language learning depends not only on motivated teachers and good classes, but also on the comfort of students’ accommodation. Therefore, all of our accommodation like colleges, university residences, apartments, flats, and host-families has been chosen with great care. Your comfort is our priority.
Accommodation for juniors
In a student residence, you will meet students from all over the world, giving you the opportunity to practise your foreign language skills out of the classroom.
We use typical student residences in our centres: boarding schools, university or college student accommodation and youth guest houses. The type of accommodation varies from centre to centre, but is always safe, clean and comfortable. All rooms are cleaned on a regular basis, although you will be asked to help in keeping them tidy.
All residences have private or shared shower and toilet facilities; some even have their own common room. Public payphones and launderettes are on site or close by. Safe storage for valuables is always available if the rooms are not lockable.
You will share a room with students of the same sex. Where possible, you will also share a room with students of your own age who speak another native language (unless you request to stay with a friend), but you should bear in mind, that this may not always be practical.
Residential students are supervised at night by our staff who live with the students.
We offer half board (breakfast and dinner) or full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) accommodation. The food provided is typical of the country and normally we offer a vegetarian option: salad, vegetables and fruit are available. Water is generally served for lunch and dinner.
Home stay accommodation (minimum age 13 yaers)
Living in a private home is an exciting experience. You will get to know about everyday life and the culture of your host country and will also have the opportunity to chat with native speakers in their language.
Normally, you will stay in a twin or triple room (single available on request) and you will share it with a student of the same sex. If possible, you will also share the room with a student of your own age speaking another native language (unless you request to stay with a friend), but you should bear in mind that this may not always be practical.
Normally, we don't place more than four students in one private home, but in peak times this might become necessary. Please note that our hosts are diverse and include single mothers, elderly people as well as younger couples.
Regardless of where you stay, all our home stay hosts respect our strict home stay guidelines and are carefully chosen by our local Welfare Manager.
But you should also know that customs vary from country to country or from host to host.
Therefore our Welfare Officers carefully match our students with our hosts and monitor the accommodation throughout the stay.
Distances from private homes to the school vary. Some are close to the school while others can be up to 60 minutes away by public transport (not included, except for Barcelona and Oberwesel).
If necessary, our hosts will do some laundry for you, but you should bring enough clothes for the duration of your stay. It should usually be possible to receive phone calls in your private home, but please use a public phone or your mobile for outgoing calls. Students normally get full board (breakfast, lunch or packed lunch, and dinner) accommodation.
Accommodation for adults
Our residential accommodation – such as student residences or shared flats - is suitable for those who would like more independence, and a chance to socialise with other students from around the world. You will normally stay in a single room unless you request to stay with a friend or your family. All residences have private or shared shower and toilet facilities; some even have their own common room and most of them also have a kitchen. Public payphones and launderettes are on site or close by. The type of accommodation varies from course town to course town, but is always safe, clean and comfortable. All rooms are cleaned on a regular basis, but of course you will be asked to help keep them tidy. We offer self-catering, bed-and-breakfast, half board (breakfast and dinner) or full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) accommodation. The food provided is typical of the country and normally we offer a vegetarian option: salad, vegetables and fruit are available. Water is generally served for lunch and dinner.
Home stay accommodation
Staying in a host-family will accelerate your language learning as you will have plenty of opportunities to speak with your hosts after school. You'll have your own bedroom (or share it with a student from another nationality if you choose a twin room), and eat breakfast and evening meals with your hosts. Sometimes you may also choose full-board or bed and breakfast or self-catering.
Some of our host-families take only one student at a time, and others take two or more.
Our families reflect the cultural and social mix of the hosting country: many families are made up of two parents and one or more children, but others are single-parent families, single people or retired couples. You should also know that customs vary from country to country or from host to host. All host-families are no more than 60 minutes away by public transport.
Hotels, Hostels and Guesthouses (Bed & Breakfast)
If neither home stay nor residential accommodation is suitable to your requirements, please contact us. We will be pleased to give you information about local hotels, hostels and guest houses.
Accommodation for families
Depending on the course town, you can choose between several accommodation options - apartments, hotels or guest houses. Please refer to the centre description for more details.