Cambridge Homestay

Summer: 16 June – 18 August, 2018
Winter: 06 January – 03 February, 2018

Age: 13 – 17

Minimum stay: one week

In a city famous for academic excellence, young learners can expect fun and energetic English lessons along with an exciting activity programme. Punting, traditional English sports and visits to Cambridge’s main attractions help students make the most of their time in this inspiring destination.

Homestay provides a warm and comfortable home for students during their stay in Cambridge and offers exposure to the English language, culture and way of life.

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
  • Course materials
  • End of course certificate
  • Full board accommodation
  • Supervised activity programme (per week):
    • 5 half-day activities and 4 evening activities
    • 1 full-day excursion (for students staying 2 weeks minimum)
  • Welcome pack
  • International classes
  • Summer Homestay per week


    £690 GBP

  • Winter Homestay per week


    £590 GBP


Learning Centre

EC Cambridge

Lessons are held at EC's modern school in the centre of Cambridge. Excellent facilities create a great environment for focused study, and our friendly staff help our junior students feel relaxed, at home, and ready to learn. 

English Course

General English – 20 lessons (15 hours) per week. The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.

Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.

Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.

EC Cambridge, Gibson House, 57-61 Burleigh Street, Cambridge, CB1 1DJ



Room Type: Twin room - students are placed in a twin room with other students of the same gender but different nationality

Living in a homestay in Cambridge is a new and wonderful experience. Students will have the unique opportunity to share the day to day life of the homestay providers as well as all the diversity of British culture. EC staff members are available at all times to help students adjust to life in a new environment, and to serve as a liaison between them and their homestay provider.

EC’s accommodation staff visit all Homestay providers before they are accepted to host students and then follow up with regular home visits to ensure the comfort and safety of our students.

Homestays are usually in the Cherry Hinton, Arbury, Chesterton & New Chesterton areas of Cambridge. Homestays are arranged directly by EC or by our accommodation partners.

Arrival and departure day: Saturday

Travel time from airport
Heathrow: approx 1.5 hours
Stansted: approx 45 mins



Students receive a continental breakfast at their host family. 


Lunch is provided in various outlets in Cambridge city centre, these may include restaurants such as British, Italian, Chinese and American, offering a variety of cuisines. Social Leaders will accompany students to pre-arranged restaurants each day. Packed lunches will be provided by the students' homestay provider at the weekend.


A hot meal will be provided each evening at the Homestay. e.g. pasta, chicken, beef, pork, pizza, or hamburgers.

Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary requirements.

Getting to school & activities

Journey to school: around 40-minute journey by bus. Please note there are no homestay families within walking distance of school.

To attend activities, students must purchase a bus pass. A weekly bus pass costs around £16 per week and can be bought on the bus.

  • Twin Room

  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Telephone

  • Shared Bathroom

  • Bed linen and towels

Summer Timetable

Classic City Homestay Programme
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Arrivals
Sunday Welcome Talk & Placement Test Orientation Tour Welcome Party
Monday Lessons Punting on River Cam Film Night
Tuesday Lessons Sports or Arts & Crafts Treasure Hunt
Wednesday Lessons Bowling Talent Show
Thursday Lessons King's College Visit Free Evening
Friday Lessons & Project Work EC Mini Olympics EC Neon Themed Party
Saturday Full Day Excursion to London

This is a sample programme only, changes may occur. Download the activity programme for each week.

Premium Programmes

EC’s unique set of Premium Programmes are designed to help you build your language skills while increasing and enhancing your capabilities in other areas. These programmes allow you to enjoy an even more personalised experience while setting you on a path to academic and professional success.

Exam Preparation

This programme is ideal if you want to improve your core language skills and gain a recognised English qualification. You will learn how to prepare for the Cambridge exams (KET, PET, FCE or CAE) and the Trinity GESE (for UK only), and look at the essential skills you need to help build your confidence. Fixed levels and examination dates are as follows:

  • KET – Level A2, 24 July
  • PET – Level B1, 24 July
  • FCE – Level B2, 26 July
  • CAE – Level C1, 25 July
  • Trinity GESE (UK only) – Level A2-C1, 27 July


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Head Office Address

St. Julian's Business Centre,
Elia Zammit Street,
St. Julian's,
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