Accommodation Homestays

Experience British culture and improve your English


In our carefully selected homestays, you will experience something that you will not in other forms of accommodation – you really will be staying in a home away from home. It’s a way to live a destination, not just visit it.

We offer full-board homestay accommodation throughout the course, with welcoming hosts, where students are treated as part of the family. Whatever your age, nationality or requirements, we have no hesitation in recommending our homestays!

What to expect from a TIS homestay:
  • Living in a homestay will give you a unique insight into the local culture, in terms of visiting local places of interest, meeting local people and trying local cuisine.
  • Staying with a homestay provider will immerse you in the English language outside the classroom.
  • Living with a homestay provider is more relaxing because you don’t have to worry about doing the laundry, cleaning up after yourself and paying bills, meaning you have more time to do other things. This works very well for students who want to concentrate on improving their English and enjoying their time in Torquay! We guarantee you will be the only student of your mother tongue in your homestay.

Our homestay promise

We try our best to match each student with the perfect family for them. All our homestays aspire to be excellent hosts and are in constant contact with our accommodation team.

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Homestay Fees

Registration Fee: £45

Price per week - Low Season Price per week - High Season
Applies 01 July – 16 August 2019
Standard Homestay - Single £145 £155
Premium Homestay - Single £220 £250
Standard Homestay - Shared (price per person) £130 £140
Premium Homestay - Shared (price per person) £200 £220
Our homestays include:
Free WiFi
Clean accommodation
Towels and bed linen provided
Laundry services
Study desk or quiet area provided
Home-cooked evening meals
Light lunch on weekend trips provided
Central heating
Private bathroom
Well furnished
Wardrobe and chest of drawers available
Desirable location
Wine offered with evening meals

Useful information

All our students are met by their homestay host upon arrival in Torquay at the bus station or train station, so it’s very important that we receive arrival times well in advance.

Our accommodation officers are trying their best to match every student to the right family. Therefore, it is very important that you provide full details of dietary needs or any other particular requirements (pet allergies, mobility issues, whether you smoke or any other relevant information).

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