Category Archives: Student accommodation


Rachel Falzon, Academic and Business Development Manager, ESE Malta

Rachel Falzon, Academic and Business Development Manager, ESE Malta

Why accommodation is such an important aspect of the study travel experience

Course providers and their agent partners share a common goal – to provide their clients with a memorable and successful study travel experience. The three pillars upon which such a successful study holiday hinge are an effective English language learning course, a dynamic age-appropriate social programme and the provision of accommodation which satisfies all your client’s needs and meets his or her expectations. Read more

Campus Living Villages - McMillan Student Village

Campus Living Villages - McMillan Student Village

Student accommodation must adapt to changing needs and expectations

Franziska Haas, Business Development Manager for Campus Living Villages, discusses changing student expectations and the importance of high quality standards in residential  accommodation. Read more

Sydney College of English - Learn English in Sydney, Australia

Sydney College of English - Learn English in Sydney

How to choose the right type of accommodation for a student

Homestay or Student Residence?

International Students have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from nowadays. The type of accommodation choice and its outcomes can actually play an important role in an International Students’ life while abroad, and not only that, this experience could contribute positively for improving English language skillls and therefore determine a students’ future confidence with their new language. But how to know which type of accommodation best suits your student? Read more

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Homestay or student house? Find your home in Byron Bay

Among many enquiries international students make, one of the most frequent is about accommodation. The question “which is better, student houses or homestays?” is asked regularly, so here is a quick guide to help international students to decide what suits them better.
Firstly, it is important to acknowledge the importance of booking the accommodation before the student arrives. The students who booked their accommodation in advance will then be free from the pressure of finding a place to stay. During the high season, the pressure of finding accommodation upon arrival, combined with the initial culture differences and the new language, can be very stressful for the student. Read more

Global Village Toronto, English in Canada

Global Village Toronto, English in Canada

Matching students with the right homestay

The example of Global Village Toronto

Global Village Toronto offers a range of accommodations for new and returning students. Finding housing can be overwhelming for newcomers to Toronto, and our team is dedicated to finding accommodations that best suit each student’s individual needs and expectations.
The Homestay Program is a fantastic option for students who are landing in our city for the first time. The best way for newcomers to truly experience Toronto’s culture and customs is by experiencing it first hand. Read more

Brenda Nyathi, Homestay & Groups Manager, Good Hope Studies

Brenda Nyathi, Homestay & Groups Manager, Good Hope Studies

Good accommodation advice is crucial to positive student feedback

Accommodation services play a big part in determining the destination selected by an education tourist. Feedback in this day and age from social media can make or break an organization, which is something for every single service provider to be aware of. It is for this reason that an organization should try to establish a set of parameters that it can be guided by in order to manage accommodation services effectively. Read more

Andreas Carrión, Head of Marketing Department, Escuela de Idiomas Nerja

Andreas Carrión, Head of Marketing Department, Escuela de Idiomas Nerja

More Spanish language students are choosing apartment accommodation

When students arrive, their first impression always depends on the accommodation they have booked. This is why, in 35 years of running the school, we have always put the emphasis on improving our accommodation options. Read more

Justin Quinn, Managing Director, CES

Justin Quinn, Managing Director, CES

Pros and cons of host family vs. residential accommodation

Looking for accommodation can be both time consuming and very stressful. But looking for accommodation in another country is one of the most difficult things a student and/or parent must do.

The type of accommodation is a very personal choice and students pick family over self-catering for various reasons and vice versa. I will outline the advantages and disadvantages of host family accommodation versus residential accommodation, which can help in decision making. Read more

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Marcos Supioni, Marketing Department, Byron Bay English Language School

Casa de familia ou residência studantil? Um guia rápido para encontar a sua casa em Byron Bay.

Dentre as diversas dúvidas que nossos estudantes tem antes de fecharem um intercâmbio, as dúvidas realcionadas a acomodação é das mais frequentes. A clássica pergunta: “O que é melhor, casa de familia ou residência estudantil?” é uma constante, e aqui vai um guia rápido para ajudar estudantes a decidirem a melhor opção de acordo com suas expectativas.

Primeiramente, é importante enfatizar a importância de agendar a sua acomodação antes de chegar na Australia. Os estudantes que se organizam antes de chegar aqui, não passam pelo estresse de ter que achar um lugar para ficar. Durante o verão as principais cidades Australianas ficam cheias de turistas, e a dificuldade de achar acomodação para os alunos que não se programaram com antecedência é ainda maior. Read more

Global Village Hawaii, English in the USA

Global Village Hawaii, English in the USA

Choosing the right type of accommodation for students in Hawaii

Global Village Hawaii strongly believes that offering a suitable accommodation aligned with each client’s needs is a major component in the student having an overall satisfying and enjoyable experience here in beautiful Hawaii.  We strive to accomplish this by ensuring that the correct accommodation is offered to the clients pre-arrival and supporting the clients with their accommodation post-arrival.  Read more

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Members of IALC share their insights on the language travel industry. Contributors are owners, directors, managers, teachers or administrative staff of IALC-accredited language schools worldwide.

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IALC 2017 Workshop in Boston Massachusetts, USA - 23-26 March 2017

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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2016

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IALC Study Travel Research Report 2015

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