We organise homestay accommodation in households as close to the school as possible and according to your requests.We have been working with our trusted homestay families for several years and we can promise you a comfortable, friendly, safe home environment suitable for studying and living in Cardiff.
This is an excellent way to improve your spoken English and also to become more familiar with the way of life in the UK. Please indicate on the course application form if you would like to book homestay
There are three homestay options:
1Homestay with meals (breakfast and evening meal) £135 per person, per week
2Homestay with meals (any specific diet requirement, including Halal) £145 per person, per week (breakfast and evening meal) over 18's
3Homestay without meals (room only) £105 per person, per week
Homestay prices are charged per week, or to the nearest day. Your host family will pick you up on your day of arrival from any point in Cardiff. You can arrive on any day between 9am and 8pm.
As a homestay guest you will be considered part of the family. Each homestay family is personally inspected by Peartree Languages and we will regularly check that you are happy in your home. You will have your own room, own key to the house and access to all common parts of the house. The bathroom will be shared with other members of the family.
It is possible that there could be other students in your homestay, however, they will not speak the same first language as you, unless you specifically request to be placed with a friend or colleague. Each home is different and we ask our homestay students to be flexible and open-minded. Please remember it is a home, not a hotel. You will be sent a questionnaire to state your preferences and a pre-arrival homestay pack with our advice for a successful homestay experience.
We require a minimum of TWO WEEKS to arrange homestay accommodation. We assign your homestay accommodation after you have paid your deposit (one week of fees). You will then be given a letter of confirmation with full host details, including email addresses, phone numbers and information on the distance from the school. You will have access to an emergency contact number at all times.
All families are regularly visited by Peartree Languages and meet our strict standards and for this reason we regret that we cannot allow you to personally inspect homes. Students are asked for feedback on the accommodation after one week.
Please remember that in the summer homestay places are in high demand, you should book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Sara Cuadrado, Madrid, SpainEverything was fantastic! My ‘family’ was really nice and I feel very lucky.
Becoming a host
If you would like to host international students please contact us for an application form. We will send you a list of frequently asked questions and our guide to becoming a host which will lead you step by step through the process.
Thank you for your interest!
In addition to homestay accommodation you can choose from these options:
- Bed and Breakfast
- Shared Flat
- Halls of residence
Peartree Languages does not directly organise the above accommodation. However, we are able to offer advice on reliable providers in Cardiff.