Support for students aged under 18 on long-term courses is very well organised and particularly effective.
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We understand the importance of a comfortable and safe place to stay whilst you are studying at LSI. Finding your own accommodation can be a confusing and frustrating experience. With a good knowledge of the local areas, our accommodation officers are well placed to help you find the right accommodation to meet your needs and budget. In addition, we inspect our accommodations regularly to ensure a good standard of comfort and cleanliness. Occasionally during high season, LSI may use accommodation agencies to place students.

For independent students, our hostel or student residences may be the best options. Whereas for others, the support and home environment offered by our homestay providers has a strong appeal.

Homestay Accommodation

  • Choice of rooms (single or shared) and bathroom facilities (private or shared)
  • A range of meal options
  • Best option for learning about the local language and culture
  • Supportive environment
  • Economical
  • Special dietary needs accepted
Learn and live the language with a local homestay host! Homestay accommodation provides the most complete ‘language immersion’ during your course. We recommend homestay to all students as part of a complete course to learn a language abroad. We particularly recommend homestay to those who are new to the host country. Staying in a homestay exposes students to the local language and culture more fully and frequently results in lasting friendships with their homestay hosts. Our homestay hosts are carefully selected for their friendliness and the comfort of their homes. Some host multiple students in their home, but in most cases these students will be from different countries.

Student Residences

  • Live with other international students
  • Greater independence
  • Mostly self-catering or breakfast only
  • Good locations
  • Suited to young, independent students
  • Minimum age is usually 18 years
  • 24 hours assistance in some residences
  • Economical
Student residences vary greatly in size but common to all is the great mix of international students. Generally located in central locations or close to an LSI school, this option offers clean, basic accommodation at an affordable price. The majority of our residences include communal areas where students can socialise. We find that many of our younger students prefer this option due to the independent lifestyle it affords them.

Hostels & Flat Shares

  • Opportunity to mix with international people from all walks of life
  • Economical
  • Greater independence
  • Best suited to students on short-term courses
  • Some large hostels offer additional recreational or sports facilities
  • Mostly self-catering or breakfast only
  • Flat Shares & Studios

Similar to the residences, hostels offer a decent, hygienic standard of accommodation for low budgets. The main difference lies in the greater mixture of hostel residents. The hostels provide accommodation to travellers in addition to international students and as such hostel residents tend to be more transient. Hostels can include dormitory style accommodation as well as single or twin room options.

Flat shares and studios offer a mid-range price option for students who want complete independence. Shared flats can accommodate between 4 to 10 people in single or shared rooms, some with ensuite. Facilities vary but all flats have a shared kitchen and by and large communal lounges. In contrast studios are self-contained units for one or two people furnished with their own cooking facilities and bathroom. The studio option is generally more expensive but does afford students more privacy.

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