Homestaying is the perfect way to experience home-away-from-home. You will enjoy all the comforts of home life: security, comfort and home cooked food, plus, you will have a unique cultural experience (it's a great way to directly learn about British culture). In addition, you will be able to use your English in a natural environment outside of the classroom.
The homestay consists of mixed gender accommodation with single or twin room (if you book with a friend). Each room is furnished with a bed, desk/table (if not in the bedroom, you will be able to use a designated area for studying), chest of drawers or a wardrobe, mirror and a waste paper basket. Some rooms have TVs.
Additionally, students will have access to common areas such as the lounge, kitchen and dining room. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.
Bed linen and towels are provided by the homestay provider. Our homestay provider will offer one wash per week - anything extra will be at the homestay's discretion.
Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.
A variety of food is provided. Homestay providers may adjust the type of food offered when taking into consideration religious beliefs. It is important to mention this at the time of your booking. Vegetarians, or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with their host prior to arrival.
Breakfast varies from one homestay to another. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee and cereal. Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever is typical for their home.
You will eat whatever the hosts eat. Dinners are usually quite early in Britain but hosts will inform you of the time when they eat. All students are expected to buy their own lunches.
Homestays are arranged by EC as well as via our accommodation partners - Hosts International and Homestay Consultancy
Cambridge is a small city but the majority of the city centre is owned by commercial companies and the Colleges, with a very simple and efficient transit system. Our homestays all live within 60 minutes travel time to EC Cambridge. All of our homestays are close to a bus stop. Our homestay hosts are happy to assist the students with directions to the school on their first few days in Cambridge to ensure a simple commute.
Closest bus station to the school: Central Bus Station – Drummer Street
Accommodation arrival day: Saturday
Accommodation departure day: Saturday