Expect a warm welcome and a friendly introduction to the members of the host.
They will give you a helpful introduction to the local area, its amenities and transport links.
Do not be shy to ask for help planning your journeys. It is advised for students to buy a Pay as you go UK mobile phone and sim card.
It is normal practise to exchange contact numbers with your host family, for safety, wellbeing and general communication.
On arrival day, if there are delays, you must contact your host urgently as your delay may affect their plans and it is better that they are aware of the situation so arrangements can be made for your delayed arrival.
N.B -You must contact your host in regards to your arrival time well before your arrival date. If you do not, we cannot guarantee that the host will be home to greet you and you may have to wait until they arrive to let you in.
Self Catering (SC)
The guest prepares their own meals and has a dedicated storage area for food in the kitchen. The times for use of kitchen can be decided with the host.
Bed & Breakfast (BB)
Light access to kitchen only. Continental Breakfast: cereal, toast, jam, tea/coffee, juice. Light access includes the use of the kitchen to make a sandwich and possibly use of the microwave. No access to the cooker/oven to prepare meals.
Half Board (5 Nights) Continental breakfast 7 days in the week. Evening meal Monday to Friday only. Light access to the kitchen on weekends. Continental Breakfast: cereal, toast, jam, tea/coffee, juice.
Main meal to include a meat or fish dish. To be eaten with the host. Light access includes use of the kitchen to make a sandwich and possibly use of the microwave. No access to the cooker/oven to prepare meals.
But it’s limited to once per week. If you need to use it more than once a week it is up to the host to give you permission to do this.