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We want to make sure our students are able to perfect language skills and absorb British culture. We feel they do this best by staying in the community. Leaving your family and friends to study abroad is incredibly brave. We want to offer the comfort and support of a host family. Your family knows the area which takes the stress of you finding your feet in the beginning. They care about you which is comforting when you study hard.

When applying for study abroad, candidates often say that one of their reasons for making that choice is that they want to gain maturity and independence. Staying with a host family allows them to do so at the rate which is considered appropriate for our country. They have freedom whilst still being carefully watched over by a family and coordinator outside school.

It may be surprising to hear that we allow our students to work. We are supportive of students finding a job because we know that those first steps in the world of work can be so important. The jobs are usually simple such as working in a coffee shop on a Saturday or maybe helping at a charity shop. However, even this experience looks good on a resume and it helps young people focus on goals. Of course, we offer a session and getting a national insurance number and other formalities of working here.

SEE students have to follow strict travel rules so that everyone is safe. That said, trips are offered and students generally have the option to go shopping in London, attend a sports event or see more of our country. The location means easy access to the coach and rail network, a factor to be considered for tourism as well as university visits and meeting family in London.

You will always have a single room, but some families host two students. It can be nice to have a sibling from a different country,

If you want to find out more, get in touch

We’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have or if you need any further information.