UKEC homestay hosts

Living in our homestay accommodation is a great way to improve your English and get a taste of British culture. Our hosts are carefully chosen and checked to ensure that you are happy, safe and comfortable throughout your stay. All of our hosts are fluent English speakers and come from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Practise your English with our friendly hosts
  • Experience British culture
  • Breakfast and evening meals included

Our hosts live in different parts of Manchester. They usually live in residential areas, between 20 and 50 minutes away from the Academy. Most homestays can be accessed via bus or tram, more information on getting to the homestay will be provided when you book. Some of our hosts have young children, some are retired couples and some are single, working people. All of them enjoy hosting students and learning about different cultures.

Students have their own room and are treated as an additional member of the family. This means you may be expected to help with some household chores like washing dishes after a meal and keeping your room tidy. It also means that you get invaluable practice speaking English at home and an experience of real life in the UK.

Please note: Students will need to prepare their own lunches during school days and at the weekends. All homestay hosts live within a reasonable distance of supermarkets where a weekly shop to prepare lunches for the whole week would cost around £10. The school is close to lots of local restaurants but this will be more expensive than preparing your own lunch. Local restaurants prices range from £3 to £10 per meal.

“My host family is so kind and friendly. I really enjoyed staying with them. Mrs Margaret always cooks delicious dishes” Saori, Japan


*Special diet includes vegetarian, halal, vegan

The price includes breakfast and evening meals every day of the week, all bills and Wi-Fi. It also includes one bedding wash per week. Self-catering homestay accommodation can sometimes be arranged, please contact us for details.

How to apply

Simply fill in our homestay application form and send it to us by email or apply online by clicking apply now below. We will then send you an invoice with information on how to pay.

Your accommodation payment needs to reach us at least two weeks before your arrival date. We can only make your accommodation booking when we have received your payment.

Bookings are normally for a minimum of two weeks but if you would like a shorter stay, speak to us and we will do our best to help.

To apply for homestay accommodation, you must be studying a course of at least 15 hours a week. All bookings are subject to £100 deposit to cover any potential damage/negligence caused by the student.

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