Accommodation & Welfare

We want our students to feel like they are at a ‘home away from home.’

We want a student’s stay at Southbourne School of English to be as comfortable and memorable as possible. After school there are opportunities for students to spend time with their hosts or attend optional evening activities.

Homestay is a very popular choice for students, as it makes a huge difference to how well they learn English and British culture.

Our dedicated Accommodation Officer places students aged 10+ in homestay accommodation, either within walking distance or a short bus journey from the school.

Accommodation and Welfare

The Accommodation and Welfare Officer’s are both here to ensure that our students are happy and healthy. So no matter how big or small the problem is, they’re there to help.

When seeking medical advice, most students see their host’s doctor or dentist, but we can help to arrange appointments. Before travelling to Britain, we recommend you take out insurance. Students from the EU can apply for a UK GHIC card.

We also have a 24-hour emergency helpline for hosts and students. A member of staff will assist you in any out-of-hours emergency.

Senior students under the age of 18 years who are travelling independently will meet with our Welfare Officer once a week. They talk about any issues or difficulties they have with settling into life in England with him.

*Details available from School Reception