In a homestay you will live with local English speakers, and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the homecooked food and extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Speak English all the time
Staying with local people means you will practise your English with native speakers at home in a very natural way.
Learn more about the local culture and be exposed to a rich variety of cultural learning opportunities. Experience day-to-day family life: activities, holiday celebrations and local cuisine.
Feel safe and secure
Get personal care and attention in a caring, comfortable, home environment. Staying in a home means you always have someone there to support you.
Peace and quiet
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at home. Living with your host will give you stability, plus a quiet and peaceful environment for relaxation and study.
Staying with a real British family gives you more opportunities to practise your English after lessons. Not only is it a great way for you to mix with local people, but you will also have the peace of mind knowing they are there to help if you need them.
On a homestay, you will live as your host family live. It is your opportunity to directly experience English culture.
Twin rooms must be booked by two students travelling together.
Distance to school: depending upon location, from a 15 minute walk to a 45 minute bus journey.
Accommodation arrival day: Sunday
Accommodation departure day: Saturday
Live with other EC students from all over the world. Whether you would like to stay in a residence with other English learners or alone in an apartment, our range of accommodation options ensures you find the perfect home away from home.
Staying with other students means you have more freedom. It’s a good choice if you enjoy your independence and privacy.
Make new friends
Get to know a lot of people in a short time. Meet interesting people from many different countries. Explore your destination with like-minded people and make friends for life!
Staying with other students means there’s always someone for you to talk too. Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising.
Convenient for public transport
Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport making it straightforward for you to get to school.
Cricket House is a modern large house share spread over two floors made up of six large single rooms and one twin room offering you the use of a modern fully equipped kitchen and dining area. The house has shared bathrooms and a garden at the rear as well as a private drive for 2 cars.
Less than 3 miles from the city centre the house is found in the centre of what is known as the student triangle in Cowley. From fitness centres, swimming pools to a large number of fashion outlets and pubs the centre of Cowley is bustling with life.
It will take 21 mins by bus or 13mins by Bicycle to get to school or the town centre.
Arrival day: Saturday (10:00am-8:00pm)
Departure day: Saturday (12pm)
CB1 Summer Residence
CB1 is a mixed gender residence consisting of single ensuite bedrooms.* The residence includes fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities. Communal areas are cleaned once a week.
The residence is next to Cambridge railway station, only a 20 minute walk into the city centre or a 45 minute train journey into London. It is like a campus village with cafes, restaurants and is located close to many restaurants and supermarkets. The bus service stops right in the centre of the campus.
*Mixed Gender: Male and female students share common areas and facilities, but bedrooms and bathrooms are single gender.
Distance to school: 20-minute walk.
Available: 2 July - 27 August
Accommodation Arrival Day: Sunday
Accommodation Departure Day: Saturday
Kite House is a modern city centre building which has recently been constructed. It consists of two good size kitchens including all appliances, 14 single rooms with private bathrooms and laundry facilities. The house is mixed gender.
Next to the student house are shops and take-away places (Chinese, Indian, and Turkish), a typical and popular Cambridge pub (CB2), a pharmacy (Boots), a post office, a bakery and a supermarket.
The house is also very close to a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops.
EC Cambridge is less than a 1 minute walk from the student house.
Student houses are suitable for students aged 18-28 years.
Arrival day: Saturday
Check out: Saturday, before 10am