Half Board or Bed and Breakfast
San Diego - Homestay
Homestays are the perfect way to communicate in English with native English speakers. This is ideal if you desire support and wish to build upon your English speaking confidence while enjoying all the comforts of home life and a cultural experience.
San Diego, with its wonderful Californian climate, relaxed outdoor way of life and great scenery gives you a unique opportunity for learning. Get to know your ‘Home’ by exploring some of the most beautiful beaches in California, as well as natural parks where you can hike on trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Each homestay bedroom consists of a bed, drawer and closet. Some rooms have a TV and other amenities. Homestay familes have their own set of rules which will be explained to you when you arrive.
Some hosts have washing machines and dryers available for students and some do not. If they are available, you should ask a member of the family how to operate the machines. In general, students are expected to communicate evening plans to the family, ask permission for friends to visit, limit home telephone calls to local calls only unless an international card is purchased, keep their rooms tidy and to be very quiet when returning home very late. Some host families have curfews as well as a time limit for showers. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from school.
Every meal is fresh and prepared daily. A variety of food is provided each one packed with nutritional value. 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 family to family. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee, cereal. Hosts offer whatever food is typical for their home.
If you book half board you will eat whatever the family eats. If the host family is dining out, you will accompany them as a guest. Dinners are usually quite early in America but families will inform you of the time when they eat. Not all families sit down and have dinner together every night.
Some hosts will allow you to use their kitchens to cook on their own, but this varies from family to family. Always ask before using the kitchen.
Distance to school: 30 to 90 minutes journey by public transport.
Accommodation arrival day: Saturday
Accommodation departure day: Saturday