Home stays with our host families is the best way for students to fully immerse in English Culture. Our families are carefully selected to offer the best possible environment for visitors. The Families are also encouraged to familiarise the students with elements of the British culture, customs and cuisine. Moreover, by staying with an English family, students have a unique chance to practice their English in an everyday context.
We have great locations across the UK. A local coordinator will be there to assist you during your stay and Classes Abroad will support you with the complete planning of your trip. English lessons can be taken in the morning or afternoon, and are taken in the classrooms of local schools or university buildings. In all of our home stay locations we can offer a wide range of sports and fun activities alongside local cultural excursions.
Ashford, Kent, England
Ashford is less than 60 minutes from London by coach and has great rail links to the rest of the UK and Europe. It is ideal for older students as bus passes are available which allows independent travel within the town and surrounding area.
- Dover Castle – described as ‘The Key To England’
- Battle Abbey – built on the site of the battle of Hastings
- The city of London – England’s capital city
- Windsor Castle – the Queen’s residence in nearby Berkshire
- Ashford Designer Outlet – shop until you drop!
Ramsgate & Sittingbourne, Kent, England
Ramsgate is the jewel in Kent’s crown. This picturesque seaside holiday town has so much to offer from beach days in the sun to underground adventures in the historic tunnels, all within the town itself. Further afield you’ll find London less than an hour away and a wealth of historic sites and buildings to visit. This location is great for younger students as families all drop and collect the students each day.
- Deal Castle – a 16th century coastal fortress of significant historical importance.
- Ramsgate Tunnels – subterranean tunnels where residents sheltered during WWII air raids.
- Canterbury Cathedral – Britain’s most famous Cathedral.
- Canterbury Tales – see literature brought to life in the home of the famous author Geoffrey Chaucer.
Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Trowbridge is surrounded by absolutely magnificent Wiltshire countryside. Despite significant heritage, Trowbridge is firmly rooted in the present with leisure facilities and cultural activities to meet the demands of the 21st century. Located just 8 miles from the historic city of Bath, Trowbridge offer visitors access to museums, castles, roman Baths, modern shopping and a range of leisure activities. We recommend Trowbridge for younger students as there is so much to do nearby, there is little travelling involved.
- Roman Baths – the famous hot baths in the roman city of Bath.
- Jane Austen – centre and museum.
- SS.Great Britain & Suspension Bridge – visit Brunel’s engineering wonders in Bristol city.
- Cotswolds Water Park – outdoor water adventure centre.
- Stonehenge & Avebury stone circles – walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors.
- Laycock Abbey – beautiful Abbey ruins used in the filming of Harry Potter.
York, North Yorkshire, England
Rich in ancient history and fun activities, York is the perfect school trip destination for any age groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city in the North of England. Visitors to York can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings and tours within the compact walled city.
- York Minster – the iconic Cathedral in York city centre.
- York Boat – take a cruise down the river Ouse.
- Wakefield Mining Museum – take an underground tour of a real coal mine.
- Leeds city armoury – museum of warfare in Leeds city.
- Whitby Abbey – the gothic splendor that inspired the novel Dracula.
Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England
Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, is the 16th-century birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language. Ideal for younger groups as the town has so much to offer on its door-step. Groups can enjoy ‘The Shakespeare Experience’ tailored by us to suit the needs of the individual students.
- Shakespeare’s Birthplace – museum in the town where you can learn all about the famous writer’s life.
- The Royal Shakespeare Company – offering acting and language workshops led by the world famous RSC.
- The Royal Shakespeare Theatre – watch Shakespeare plays performed by some of the leading actors in the country
- River tours – take a cruise down the famous river Avon
- Cadbury World – an interactive tour of Britain’s favorite chocolate manufacturer.
Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
Miles of beaches covered in golden sands, medieval castles, craft shops, rolling hills and world-class museums, there is plenty to do in the area. Great location for adventure and outwards bound trips, located close to the Pembrokeshire national park. The city is great for all students as it is small enough to easily walk and navigate. TV fans will have fun tracking down Dr.Who? filming locations.
- The Dylan Thomas Centre – Wales favorite poet has his own centre in Swansea
- The Mumbles – famous and picturesque fishing village.
- The Big Pit – interactive coal mining museum with underground tours.
- The L.C. Water Park – Swansea’s premier water park.
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
In Edinburgh you’ll feel surrounded by a sense of history and culture. Walk the cobbled pathways up to the historic Castle where the views of the city are unbeatable. Visit one of the many musical, cultural, comedic, or arts festivals which are held all year round in this exciting city. For groups new to visiting Scotland this city will give you a real taste of Scotland’s history and unique culture. Once you’ve been you’ll want to come back again and again!
- Edinburgh Castle – interactive tours of Scotland’s most famous castle.
- Ghost Tours (underground vaults) – Edinburgh’s famously haunted and you take a tour of all the ghastly, ghoulish locations!
- Dynamic Earth – fantastic interactive science museum.
- Murrayfield Stadium – famous home of Scottish Rugby, said to be one of the most intimidating home grounds in the world.
Brighton, Sussex, England
Beach and City – this is what you’ll find in Brighton. We have accommodation in a former ‘royal Hotel’, not far from the attractions of Brighton Pier and the famous shopping vibrant student town offering lots of exciting sights and sounds for visitors of all ages. Brighton is often called London- by-the-sea and 8 million visitors a year can‘t be wrong!
- The Royal Pavilion – exotic royal palace in the centre of Brighton.
- The Lanes – famous shopping district of arguably the most trendy city in the UK.
- I 360 (British Airways) – Brightons equivalent to the London Eye – the world’s tallest moving observation tower.
- Brighton Pier – no visit to the seaside would be complete without a visit to the pier. Full of food and drink outlets, fairground attractions and Palace of Fun arcade.
- Seven Sisters Country Park – chalk cliffs and meandering river valleys offer a unique space for all kinds of outdoor activities.