Accommodation - Homestay

Homestay accommodation

Your homestay accommodation in England will be carefully selected to make sure that you feel welcome and at home during your stay in Broadstairs. Most of the homestay providers are within walking distance of our centre. For those students who are placed with homestay providers further from the school,  a free private minibus/coach service to and from the school is organised. Some of our providers also drive students to and from school and activities.

Your hosts will include you in many aspects of English life – you will experience English customs, food and the English sense of humour!

What’s included?

Your homestay in England includes breakfast and dinner every day. During the week, students will have lunch with their friends in one of the many cafes/restaurants in the town centre. Alternatively, the school can provide healthy, fresh packed lunches each day for only £5.00. On full-day trips, the hosts provide students with a packed lunch. If students are not on trips at the weekends, they will eat lunch with their homestay provider.

What should I expect?

We ask our homestay providers to provide quality food for students as well as clean and comfortable rooms. Most English families nowadays cook a range of international cuisine as well as typical British food -so you won’t be eating fish and chips every day! We also expect students to respect “house rules”. If students are under 18 years old, they must return home directly after activities – times are detailed on student programmes. Special arrangements can be made if group leaders and homestay providers liaise to make sure students are properly supervised.

BEC Catering

If you would like us to take care of your lunch, we can provide freshly prepared packed lunches or hot lunches on-site. Hot lunches are served in our dining area and packed lunches are ready to pick up after morning lessions from our shop area.

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BEC packed lunch includes:

  • Sandwich
  • Bottle of water
  • Fruit/yoghurt
  • Snack bar
  • £4.50/packed lunch

BEC hot lunches:

We can cater for allergies and other special diets. Our lunches have received good feedback from all our groups.

  • £7.50/hot lunch

Meet Kevin & Jackie

Kevin and Jackie

"We have been hosting for Broadstairs English Centre for over a year now. We enjoy making students feel part of the family - sharing our food and local culture."

Staying with your homestay provider


Students can get a real taste of home-cooked British food. Any allergies/special dietary requirements are passed to your homestay provider before you arrive.

Your room

You will be accommodated in a single room, unless you have requested to share with a friend or student from another nationality.

Travelling to school & activities

Students placed in central Broadstairs can walk to school and activities in under 20 minutes. If you are not placed in central Broadstairs, our private minibus/coach service will collect you each day.