SKOLA Adult Accommodation & Welfare

Accommodation in Exeter

The school accommodation officer inspects all host families before we place a student in the house. We choose our families based on the warmth of the welcome they give our students and how well they look after the student. Some host families are within walking distance of the school but some are a bus ride away. You can buy bus tickets in the school at very competitive prices.

It is essential that you inform us of any special requests for your homestay (allergies, diet, pets) at the time of booking and we will do our best to match your requirements.

Homestay students with host

Private Home

Students who choose Private Home accommodation are provided with Bed and Breakfast. They are accommodated in homestay accommodation, but there is not much contact with the hosts.

Homestay Accommodation

Students in homestay accommodation have an evening meal as well as Bed and Breakfast. As the evening meal is taken with the hosts, there is more contact, so more opportunity to practise their English. For this type of accommodation there may be up to 3 students at the same time, again of different mother tongues unless a specific request is made to the contrary.

Students in room

Student Residence

In conjunction with Unite, we offer a student residence in the city centre just 2 minutes walk from the school. You can choose between a large single room with a private bathroom or a single room with a shared bathroom. Kitchen area shared with other students. Laundry facilities on site, 24 hour security plus free broadband.

Self Catering

Students in self-catering accommodation will be staying in homestay accommodation but will be able to cook their own food in the kitchen. They will be able to use all the kitchen equipment (pots, pans, cook er, etc.) - but would be expected to arrange a timetable for use of the kitchen with the hosts.

Shared Housing (Summer)

During the months of July and August we have student homes available with private bedrooms - but shared self-catering and bathroom facilities

Accommodation in London

All our homestays have been carefully inspected and selected by our partner accommodation agencies and chosen for the warmth of their welcome rather than their proximity to the schools. They are situated in residential areas of London from where the journey to school by public transport is straightforward. They reflect the multi cultural aspect of Britain in general and London in particular. Although they can come from any number of ethnic backgrounds, English is the main language in the home.

Student with host in livingroom

A choice of accommodation for adults is available as follows:

Standard (Homestay, private home and self catering)

Situated in a suburban location in Zone 4, within walking distance of a bus stop or train/underground station.

Superior (Homestay, private home and self catering)

Located in Zones 2 or 3 closer to the city centre, within walking distance of a bus stop or train/underground station. It is essential that you inform us of any special requests for your homestay (allergies, diet, pets, location) at the time of booking and we will do our best to match your requirements.

Private Home

Students who choose Private Home accommodation are provided with Bed and Breakfast. They are accommodated in homestay accommodation, but there is not much contact with the hosts. There can be up to 4 students staying in the house at the same time – but of different mother-tongues (unless a specific request is made to the contrary).

Homestay Accommodation

Students in homestay accommodation have an evening meal in addition to Bed and Breakfast. As the evening meal is taken with the hosts, there is more contact – so more opportunity to practise their English. For this type of accommodation there may be up to 3 students at the same time – again of different mother-tongues unless a specific request is made to the contrary.

Homestay garden

Self-catering

Students in self-catering accommodation will be staying in homestay accommodation but will be able to cook their own food in the kitchen. They will be able to use all the kitchen equipment (pots, pans, cooker, etc.) - but would be expected to arrange a timetable for use of the kitchen with the hosts. There may be up to 4 students staying in the house at the same time - but of different mother-tongues (unless a specific  request is made to the contrary).

Parent and child accommodation

We can provide homestay accommodation for parents and children, but would point out that the parent is responsible for looking after the child outside school hours. The parent should either take the child to and from school, or be present in the house when the child leaves and returns on the minibus (if booked). The timetables in the adult and junior schools have been designed with this in mind.

We are also able to arrange Flat Share, Hostels and Residential accommodation. Details available on request.

Welfare

All students are provided with a contact number in case of emergency and are assisted with general support for matters such as housing and opening a bank account.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to take out a Travel Insurance Policy before travelling to the United Kingdom as our prices for adults do not include insurance.