Single and Twin Rooms
Half Board or Bed and Breakfast
Miami - Homestay
Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding.
Host families provide the best insight into how an American family leads their life. This interaction with a family helps you communicate better, faster, and allows you to pick up words and nuances used in daily situations. There is no typical homestay in Miami. Some homes are single standing homes, apartments or multifamily homes.
Each homestay bedroom is furnished with a bed, desk, closet, and waste paper basket. Students also have access to a shared bathroom. Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. In general, students can use the laundry facilities though number of washes per week remains at the discretion of the family. Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.
Miami is a diverse, multi-cultural city with a rich history and residents from all over the US and the rest of the world. Our host families reflect this diversity and include single people, couples, parents with children, and single-parent families.
A variety of food is provided and host families make an effort to adjust the type of food offered to the tastes of the students and take religious beliefs into consideration when preparing meals. Vegetarians or people with food allergies should be specified upon booking. Breakfast varies from one family to another. Host families are encouraged to offer you whatever is typical for their home. They may prepare a hearty breakfast with eggs, toast, bacon, fruit, coffee or tea, but most will offer something simple like toast or cereal and coffee. Other families prefer a “serve yourself” policy where the student will help themselves to whatever they might want that morning.
If you book half board you will eat whatever the family eats. Dinners are usually quite early in the states but families will inform you of the time when they eat. Not all families will sit down and have dinner together every night. Some host families will allow you to use their kitchens to cook on their own, but this varies from family to family.
Host families are located at an estimated travel time of 45 minutes to 1 hour travel time to school, but may also be located in other parts of the city, for example further north in Mid-Beach or North Beach.
Twin rooms are only available for two students booking together.
Accommodation arrival day: Saturday
Accommodation departure day: Saturday