No need to look for an accommodation for your stay abroad! Your host association is in charge to provide it to you, as all accommodation costs are included in the participation fees!
Accommodation arrangements can vary depending on the destination and the association. These are the most frequent possibilities:
Homestay accommodation. That’s where you’ll find a true cultural and language immersion! You will stay in a private bedroom and get to share meals with your host family. It is the perfect opportunity to apply your language skills and discover the local culture.
Staying at locals’ place is the best way to take full advantage of your language stay. From the linguistic perspective, a full immersion in a new language makes you wholly benefit from your learning. Practising a language in real contexts makes you gain confidence in your daily communication skills and encourages you to reach out to others. Because here is what our language stays aim at: promoting intercultural exchanges and mutual understanding – which totally opposes the consumerist and touristic vision of the tourism industry.
Staying in a flat shared with other students. That’s the best thing if you want to meet new people and make new friends! In this situation, bedrooms are either private or shared with participants of the same sex. That’s the opportunity to experience multiculturality. Most often, the common language used between participants is the one that you all learn, so that you can keep practising it even out of classes!
Usually, the participants are in charge of the organisation of meals, which gives everyone the opportunity to cook typical dishes from all around the world and share friendly moments! Depending on the length of your stay, it can also be the perfect moment for you to apply your language skills by organising activities with your roommates! We invite our members to think of something typical from their home country that they could share with the rest of the participants: either a game, a song, or anything! The goal is to encourage exchanges and expand the scope of your experience!
Staying in a guesthouse or youth hostel. Youth hostels are very often nice places of meeting and sharing. Most of the time, you sleep in a dormitory, but it can also be in a single room. Many hostels of that kind have shared toilets and kitchens as well as safes for storing your valuables.
As its name DOEN’T suggest, youth hostels aren’t reserved for young people only. All generations are welcome!
There are many other types of accommodations, such as private flats, holiday centres, etc. Accommodation arrangements are always specified in the description of each stay, which you can find here.
If you plan to be on the spot before the beginning of your language stay or after it ends, our web page about how to find accommodation might be of your interest!