Student with hosts outside a home

Your accommodation makes all the difference to your enjoyment of your time here and to the success of your studies. Most students stay in a local home, as this gives them the opportunity to practise speaking and listening to English at home.

Our homestays are all different: some are families with children, some are older couples or single people. In line with the ethos of the school, we aim to place our students with Christian homestays. Your homestay family will be caring and supportive while you are with them.We want them to enjoy having you in their home and you to enjoy being with them.

You will have a single room (there are also some twin rooms for married couples). There may be other students staying in the same house, but we aim not to put two students who speak the same language in the same home unless this is requested. We offer homestay accommodation with half-board, bed and breakfast or self-catering.

We may not always be able to meet your requirements exactly. Please ask when you enrol.

Please note that we can only arrange accommodation for you if you are studying on our General or Intensive English courses, not our Part-time courses. 




Residential rooms

For July and August we have self-catering residential rooms near the school, usually in one of the colleges of Cambridge University. Each student will get their own room, with a desk. They will usually share a kitchen with other guests. The showers are sometimes communal, but privately enclosed. Most have access to laundry facilities.

These rooms are subject to availability, and conditions vary depending on the location. Please contact us to ask for the details.

The price of residential rooms, self-catering, is £165 per week, plus an initial £50 booking fee.

YMCA room  YMCA kitchen

  • Half board

    Halfboard includes breakfast and evening meal, Monday to Friday and all meals at weekends.
  • Bed & Breakfast

    This includes breakfast but you must have all other meals in a restaurant or cafe.
  • Self-catering

    You have a room in a home with a family and you cook your food in their kitchen.
  • Other options

    Some students arrange their own accomodation in or near Cambridge.  
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