Homestay // Accommodation

Immerse yourself in British culture with one of our homestay providers

ETC can arrange homestay accommodation for you if you would like to stay with a local family. Many students who come to study at ETC choose this option, because living with an English family is a good way to practise your spoken English outside the school. You will have a comfortable, clean room with a desk to study at. Accommodation is half-board during the week (bed, breakfast and evening meal) and full-board at weekends (bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal).

All accommodation is available from either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. If the student cancels with less than 1 week’s notice, a £100 fee and 1 week’s accommodation is payable. In order to comply with the 1 week cancellation policy, we must receive full payment and confirmation of your visa at least 1 week before your arrival. You must also confirm your flight arrival details and forward them to ETC staff prior to confirming your booking.

Why choose a homestay?

Benefits include:

  • Experience British culture
  • Half board is included
  • Homestays are located either within walking distance or on a local bus route to the town centre so getting to ETC is easy
  • Spend time with a caring family and practise your English outside of the classroom

Food

Homestay accommodation includes half board as follows:
Monday – Friday = breakfast and dinner
Saturday and Sunday = breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you are attending excursions on the weekends your homestay will provide you with a packed lunch.

Please note there is a £20 supplement payable if you have any dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, no wheat).

Junior Programme

We provide full junior programmes for students aged 12 – 17. We have two options for accommodation for our junior students to choose from. All our junior students are able to stay in a homestay (if you are 15 or under you are only able to stay a maximum of 26 nights, unless a suitable foster family can be found).

Homestay Fees



During high season single rooms for 16 & 17 year olds are very limited and are offered subject to availability, on a first come, first served basis. Please Note: Single room accommodation for 16 &17 year olds is available in our adult residence from 12 July 2020.

What is an executive homestay?

Executive homestay accommodation includes single room accommodation with en-suite facilities, use of IT facilities and access to the Internet.

Our high quality homestay providers

ETC carefully selects homestays to ensure they are of high standard. We check them each year to ensure these high standards are maintained.

Become a homestay provider

Make money from your spare room! If the idea of hosting students from all around the world, learning their culture and teaching them about British culture, then why not register as a homestay provider with ETC? It’s easy to do and we would love to have you on board. To register, just click the button below, complete the registration form and a member our accommodation team will be in touch.