ETC can arrange home stay accommodation with a local family.

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).

Benefits of a Homestay

Homestays offer a wide variety of benefits including:

  • 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.


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, no pork etc).

Junior Homestay 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).

For more information on our junior programmes, please view our junior pages:

Junior Programme Information

Homestay Fees

Homestay Accommodation
(Subject to availability)
(27th August 2016 – 3rd June 2017)
(3rd June 2017 – 2nd September 2017)
Booking Fee (one off fee)£20£20
(only available for pre-arranged pairs)
Executive En-Suite£240£250
Foster Family (for Junior students aged 12-15 wanting to stay longer than 26 nights June – August)£35£35
Luggage holding fee per week£35£35
Dietary Requirements fee per week£20£20
Christmas Supplement
(for students staying over the Christmas holidays)
Cancellation Fee£50£50

Please Note…

All accommodation is available from Sunday to Saturday (inclusive).

ETC does not firmly book homestay accommodation until we are informed that you have obtained the relevant visa and full fees have been paid. You must also confirm your flight arrival details and forward them to ETC staff prior to confirming your booking.

If you require a special diet (e.g. vegetarian, no wheat, no pork, halal etc), a supplement of £20 is payable per week.


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


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


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