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.
You can choose between twin and single room accommodation. If you choose twin room accommodation, you will either be placed with a student of a different nationality, or you can choose to share with a friend.
Each room will provide storage space for clothes, a chair and desk (if not in the bedroom students will be able to use a designated area for studying) as well as good lighting, mirror, waste paper bin. Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family and they will also offer students one clothes wash per week and anything extra is at the discretion of the host family. Drying and ironing facilities will be made available to the student.
Whilst staying in a homestay mixed gender accommodation*, you will have access to communal rooms such as the lounge, dining area and kitchen, although most students will not be able to use the cooking facilities and each host will advise the student on what they have access to in the kitchen. Bathrooms will be shared with the hosts.
Private bathrooms are also available. Bathrooms are either en-suite to the bedroom or located outside the bedroom however they are only for you to use.
Our homestays are in residential areas, just a short bus ride from the school and the city centre where you can engage in a variety of cultural events.
Many students choose to stay in host family accommodation as it gives them the opportunity to become a member of the family and generally learn about the British way of life and most of all, a daily opportunity to practise their English.
*Mixed Gender: Male and female students share common areas and facilities, but bedrooms and bathrooms are single gender.
Accommodation arrival day: Saturday
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.
Presenting a mixture of fully-furnished cluster flats, our Summer Residence is perfect for International students.
You will have your own room and private bathroom in a residence that houses other students. Residences are a great way to meet lots of people in a short time. You will be able to make new friends and speak English with people from all over the world.
The mixed gender cluster flats* are made up of 4, 5 and 6 bedrooms, each cluster flat shares a modern and fully fitted kitchen combined with a spacious lounge area and comfy seating. Each of these flats has their own en-suite bathroom.
The bus stop to the city centre is located 2 minutes away from the residence. The nearest shop is a 5 minute walk.
* Mixed Gender: Male and female students share common areas and facilities, but bedrooms and bathrooms are single gender.
Available: 25 June – 27 August
Alice House is a great place for students to live and study with well-furnished studios finished to a very high standard. Each studio is complete with a deluxe en-suite shower room and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen.
Students will have access to onsite laundry facilities, a comfortable and spacious common room, as well as secure bike storage.
Well located in the heart of Oxford, Alice House is close to the city's cultural and historical centre. Situated right next to the renowned Magdalen College, students can easily assess the rest of the University of Oxford’s buildings, which are only a short distance away.
The residence is less than a mile from the city centre, approximately an 18-minute walk from EC Oxford.
Arrival day: Saturday, after 3pm
Departure day: Saturday, 10am