Staying in our homestay accommodation

  • 'I lived with the family of Betty and Russell. They are really nice and Betty cooked very well. Every dinner was something special. They have a very beautiful garden.'

    Ekaterina, 17
    St Petersburg, Russia

  • 'In my host family is a lovely little boy of 3. I love playing with him! My host mum is so nice and always worries about me. I would love to return next year!'

    a 17 year old student from Zarautz (Guipuzcoa) Spain

  • 'In England, I had an unforgettable memory. In my host family, they treat me like their own kid. In school, I could always get help when I had any questions. Thanks.'

    Yang, Chih-Ning
    Student, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 'My host family are really kind people who make a lovely atmosphere around us. My host Mum, Kelly, is very friendly and I enjoy speaking with her.'

    Liza, 16
    A student from St Petersburg, Russia

  • 'Our host father eats with us and we appreciate it very much because we can have many interesting discussions with him. The food is really good.'

    A student from Le Mans in France

  • 'My host family were the nicest and best people in the world!'

    A student from Warsaw, Poland

  • 'My host family is very sympathetic and my Mum helps me with my English. I enjoy her food and she always asks me about my personal preferences.'

    a student from St Petersburg in Russia

  • 'My host family is friendly and kind and the teachers are very encouraging. I have used my English to communicate with people from so many countries. I love Norwich!'

    Li Zhihan
    Wuhan, China

You will love our homestay accommodation because you can:

  • Speak English in a relaxed, homely environment
  • Hear English being spoken
  • Pick up new vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Taste English food
  • See everyday life in an English home
  • Get in touch with British culture


Accommodation to school:

  • Walking – 1-17 minutes
  • Car – 5-35 minutes
  • Bus – 10-55 minutes
  • Average time – 25 minutes


New Hosts Required for 2024
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Staying with a local host is an unforgettable cultural experience. Many of our hosts have been working with us for a number of years, and they enjoy meeting students from around the world.  Homestay hosts are ready to welcome you to their home and be your family while you are in England.

During your time in our homestay, you will have the chance to experience British culture, different English accents, learn phrases and idioms and taste traditional British dishes. You will participate in everyday life, practising your English with your hosts.

All of our hosts provide 3 meals a day, including a packed lunch.  Homestay hosts will provide clean bedding, towels and general washing of clothes on a weekly basis.

We are committed to selecting the host for you. This means we are able to accommodate any personal requirements that you may have regarding food, allergies, etc. Our Accommodation and Welfare Officer organises regular visits to ensure a continued high standard of homestay accommodation.


Welfare and Safety

  • Dedicated Accommodation and Welfare Officer
  • Liaison with homestay hosts to ensure personal needs are met
  • 24 hour emergency contact with school
  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Clean bedding, towels and weekly clothes washing.


So, what do our existing hosts have to say?

‘The reason I love having students from The English Experience is to be able to learn different cultures and languages and teaching them about our ways of living in England.’

Sue Pegg Host Mum

‘We enjoy hosting because we get to learn about the areas in the countries where our students live. Also when they arrive in our home we treat them as extended family and are sad when they leave.’

Maggie Polley Host Mum

‘Our motto is, "Our home is your home". We do everything we can to make the students feel welcome, and happy, as often this is their first time in a foreign country, let alone first time away from their parents. Sometimes it feels like the United Nations with the students meeting different nationalities, and they often form friendships that last for life.’

John Collins Host Dad