Schools provide students with different types of accommodation.
Homestay is often the cheapest solution and allows for a full grasp the local lifestyle, culture and habits. Families are accurately selected by the schools, and students are allocated bearing in mind specific needs and compatibility.
As an alternative, there are different kinds of hall of residence or college where students can choose between single or double room, catered or self-catering. Typically these locations also feature student and common rooms as well as leisure facilities, such as gyms, swimming pools, sports centers, etc. Such solution is ideal for socializing and getting to know new people from all over the world.
Many schools have deals with hotels and B&Bs to allow for much more privacy during the stay.
What is more, it is also possible to stay directly at the teacher’s home for a highly intensive learning experience. For some destinations you can enjoy your teacher’s company also outside the school environment. This is an ideal solution for those who wish to intensify the language learning.
Choosing between homestay, hall of residence or hotel is probably the most important and most complex factor contributing to the success of the abroad stay.