How it works

In this programme, the school arranges accommodation for students with English speaking host families. These families are carefully selected to offer a friendly and welcoming environment where the students can practice their English in a relaxed and informal setting. Families are always conveniently situated close to public transport routes and will often provide the student with transport around town. The price includes two meals per day and all laundry facilities. Host family accommodation allows foreign students to experience local culture and immerse themselves in the South African way of life. It is an experience not to be missed!

Each host family is visited by an International House representative before a client is placed with them. We continue to visit all families on a regular basis. Before they leave, each student completes a feedback form to rate the service offered by the family. Each client has their own room equipped with a bed, desk/table, heater and cupboard. Bedding is changed weekly and laundry is done at least once per week. The host family provides the client with breakfast and dinner during the week and with three meals per day on the weekend and public holidays.