|13. What are the different types of accommodation proposed?|
Our host towns come under the responsibility of our Local Organiser, who are responsible for meeting and choosing the host families. Many of these families welcome students for us year after year. Chosen with care, they offer the student a "second home" which is welcoming and safe.
Family life allows the student to become familiar with the lifestyle of the host country, and encourages them to express themselves in English in a friendly and understanding environment.
Residential stays take place in colleges or in one of the Funcoast World amusement parks. In Cyprus, the stays take place in a hotel.
In colleges – The students are lodged in comfortable rooms with between 1 to 8 beds, with toilets and showers on every floor. Full-board is provided with 2 hot meals a day. Lessons take place in the mornings and the afternoons are dedicated to visits or sporting activities such as tennis, badminton, swimming, football, basketball, treasure hunts, archery to name just a few examples.
Activities are also organised after dinner, (disco, fashion contests, films, games etc).
At Funcoast World – Students are accommodated in apartments with 2 to 5 beds, all apartments are comfortably furnished and have their own bathrooms. Full-board is provided, including full English breakfast for those that want it! Funcoast World is a mini amusment park, visited by English families. The site offers a fantastic range of sports and leisure facilities; a fantastic tropical swimming pool with wave machine and giant flumes, an open air swimming pool, table-tennis, tennis, basketball, football, volleyball, miniature golf, bowling, go-karting, funfair, films, beach games, evening entertainment, disco etc and 1 or 2 full day excursions during the stay.
USA stays and Discover UK/Ireland: students are accommodated in youth hostels in dormitories. Usually students prepare breakfasts and packed lunches in the hostel's kitchen. Dinner is taken in local fast food restaurants.