Living as a member of an English family is the best way of learning English. You will experience British life and culture and have many opportunities to practise your English.
All our host families are carefully inspected by us and only those who we think will care for the students as if they were part of their own family and who will provide them with a clean and comfortable home will be accepted. We expect our host families to eat their meals with you and to share their local knowledge of Devon with you. Home stay accommodation is not only with traditional families with children. It may be a couple without children, an older but active person living alone or a single parent family.
Many of our host families remain friends with their students long after their stay.
If you are on a linguistic stay, living with a local family during your course is an excellent way to boost your learning experience. In order to make your stay as successful as possible we ask you to tell us about your interests and hobbies so that we can try and find families with similar interests. The more you tell us, the better we can match you up with your host family!
It may be necessary, especially at peak times, to place more than one student in the same family or room, but, unless specially requested, we do not place students of the same nationality together. Students of different nationalities are encouraged to speak English between themselves.
If you prefer a single student placement then you can request it.
Your host family will either be walking distance from the school or you will take a short bus ride. Most families live no more than 20 minutes on foot or by bus from the school.
What you can expect:
- Full-Board accommodation - You will also be provided with a packed lunch, during weekdays.
- The rooms are cleaned regularly, but it is the student’s responsibility to keep their room tidy.
- Bedding is changed weekly
- Light washing and laundry is done upon request
Hotels, Guesthouses and Self-catering accommodation
There is a selection of small hotels and guesthouses and flats available in the locality. Please contact us for more details.