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Homestay Standard

Feel at home and experience the British way of life with a friendly and welcoming local host.

You will live with a friendly and welcoming homestay host! (homestay provider).

In your Homestay Standard, you will:

  • Have a comfortable bedroom and access to a shared modern bathroom.

  • Be able to use the lounge to relax and unwind in.

  • Have the opportunity to improve your English by talking with your hosts and watching British TV.

  • Have the chance to experience the British way of life first-hand and learn more about British culture.

  • Receive breakfast and an evening meal (and also a packed lunch if you choose full-board).

In your Homestay Standard you will have:

  • Your own room

  • A desk and chair

  • Towels and Bedding

  • Wi-Fi Access

  • Daily breakfast and evening meal

  • Shared bathroom with shower or bath

  • A communal living area to relax in.

Quick Information

Location: Usually within 6 miles (9.6km) of the academy

Meal Plan: Half board or full board (Full board is compulsory for under 18s).

Travel time to the academy: Between 15 and 45 minutes

Travel cost to the academy: visit Local transportation in Cardiff page

Ages: 16-60+

About our Homestay Hosts

Our hosts will do their best to make you feel at home. They know the local area well so they will do their best to provide you with useful information about the city and places to visit. Some hosts also allow students to prepare their own food in the kitchen, but this will depend on the host that you stay with. All our homestay hosts are fully-checked and trained and we inspect our homestays regularly.


Price per weekExtra night
Standard room - Single room£150£22
Summer supplement (29th May – 25th September)£15£3
Full board supplement (required for under 18s)£15£3
Room retention fee*£70-

* A weekly retention fee is payable if the student wishes to keep homestay accommodation while she/he is away. A minimum of 2 weeks’ notice is required and is not available from June to September.

• We must be informed of any special dietary requirements (halal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, lactose intolerance, nut allergy, shellfish allergy, etc.) at the time of booking.

More information about homestay accommodation

  • Download our Homestay Handbook for students, to find out more useful information.

  • Visit our advice for a successful homestay section.

  • If you choose full-board, this will consist of breakfast and dinner at your homestay. For lunch, you will receive a packed lunch. This usually consists of a simple sandwich and other suitable items which you can eat in the academy.

  • Download our homestay FAQs.

Why choosing homestay accommodation for studying English abroad?

Living in homestay accommodation offers a unique experience and is one of the best ways to practise English outside the classroom. It also helps you to experience our culture and the British way of life first-hand.

All of our homestay accommodation providers are carefully selected by our team. We listen closely to our students’ feedback and our personal attention helps guarantee both students and homestay providers are happy.

  • Experience the British way of life first hand.

  • Learn more about British culture.

  • Practise your speaking skills outside the classroom with your host.

Homestay Superior

Experience living with a British host and the extra benefit and privacy of your own private bathroom.

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Homestay Handbook for Students 2021/22

For more information about our homestay accommodation, download our Homestay Student Handbook.


Homestay FAQ 2021/22

For more information about our homestay accommodation, download our FAQ document.


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