Experience a language and culture – Progress naturally through practice

Experience a language and a culture from the inside by sharing the daily life of a warm host family, who will be delighted to show you their way of life.

Cultural immersion is ideal for making rapid progress in the language in a natural way. You live at the same pace as the family, sharing their daily life and practising the language through activities and discussions of your choice. In this way, you develop your language skills through continuous practice, in a safe and friendly environment.

This total immersion programme is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to take a traditional course, but prefers to learn by doing.

Having fun while learning is the best way to remember what you learn!

  • Region 1: Aberdeen, Bedfordshire, Belfast, Berkshire, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire, Cornwall, Cotswolds, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Hampshire North & South, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Liverpool, Lacashire, Manchester, Norfolk, Yorkshire
  • Region 2: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish Borders, Stratford, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Kent (East, North & West),
  • London

Teachers are rarely located in the city centre. The quality of the welcome and the skills of the teachers are given priority over central location. We ask you to select three regions of your choice when you register.

You will be staying with a family on a full-board basis and will take part in 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of activities of your choice per week with a member of your family. You select the activities from those listed below. Activities are offered in blocks of 5 hours.

Communication and exchange are key to the success of this stay, as are open-mindedness and the desire to adapt to another way of life.

To facilitate integration, a minimum level of A2 is recommended.

An excellent quality of welcome

The family offers excellent reception conditions and is carefully selected to meet your expectations. If you are on a special diet or have any special requirements (smokers or non-smokers, children or not, etc.), it is important to let us know when you register. There is always a family to suit your profile: whether you are young, a student, an adult or retired. The high social calibre of the host families is a guarantee of enriching and interesting contacts, and of course of progress in your chosen language.

For youngsters – Cocooning option

Many children and teenagers take part in this type of stay, as it guarantees that they will be looked after by experienced and serious families. The young person’s involvement is fundamental to the success of the holiday.

Many children and teenagers take part in this type of holiday, as it guarantees that they will be looked after by experienced and serious families. The young person’s commitment is fundamental to the success of the holiday.

We offer a ‘Cocooning’ option, which is compulsory for children up to the age of 15 and highly recommended for all minors. This option guarantees the presence of an adult 24 hours a day.

Supplement: see “Dates and prices” tab


Activities vary depending on the host family and where they live.

Activities may include: go-karting, ice skating, attending a show, match or sporting event, traditional dance classes (flamenco, salsa, zumba, local folk dance), a trip to the cinema, theatre or pub, a visit to a museum or art gallery, a visit to an aquarium or wildlife park, exploring the city by panoramic bus, a cooking or baking session with your host, shopping with your host, film-making, conversations and debates, board games, walks and hikes, participation in a festival or local event, a visit to a market, outdoor activities (beach outing, picnic, barbecue), visit to the town centre, surrounding villages or local sites of interest.

Special diet” option

If you have a special diet, it is important to let us know in advance so that the teacher can adapt. If this diet involves a great deal of effort on the part of the host family, such as a gluten-free or halal diet, a supplement will be charged.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices” tab

Special needs” option

Some families are able to accommodate students with physical disabilities (such as visual or hearing impairments), emotional or behavioural problems (such as hyperactivity) or learning difficulties (such as dyslexia), provided they are informed in advance. This option allows us to offer adapted accommodation and extra attention from the family. This supplement does not cover any care that may be required.

Supplement: see “Dates & Prices” tab

Private bathroom” option

This option is available in most destinations. Please specify on your booking form.

Supplement: see “Dates & prices” tab

Shared stay

It is possible for 2 people to share your family with the person of your choice, as long as it is on the same dates and for the same language level.

Discount: 20% for each participant


Participants aged 60 and over benefit from a discount for all stays starting and finishing between October and May.

5% discount

Stay during the Christmas and New Year period

It is possible to follow this programme during the Christmas holidays. A supplement will be applied for all stays including 24, 25, 26 or 31 December or 1 January. If your stay includes both Christmas and New Year, this supplement will apply twice. This supplement includes activities such as a New Year’s meal, a countdown to the New Year, fireworks, a visit to the city’s decorations and shopping.

Supplement: see “Dates & prices” tab


Day of arrival: Sunday
Day of departure: Sunday. Some families are flexible regarding arrival and departure dates.

Arrival station or airport: Transfer available on request (at an additional cost, see “Dates & Prices” tab)

When you receive your family’s profile, the nearest station, airport or port to your host family’s home will be indicated. Transfers are carried out by the host family, the local organiser or a private driver (usually by car, occasionally by public transport). If you do not arrive at the airport indicated or if you arrive/depart before 8am or after 9pm, prices will be increased. Students under the age of 16 must book return transfers, unless we are informed that they are accompanied by their parents.

Note: do not book your transport ticket until we have confirmed your stay and allocated you a family (approximately 8 days after payment of your deposit).

Visa information

Autorisation de sortie de territoire pour les mineurs

The authorization to leave the country is mandatory for unaccompanied minors by a person holding parental authority. It must be presented by minors at the borders along with their identification documents (passport or identity card) and a photocopy of one of their parent’s identity card.

Belgian underage travelers

When a minor child travels abroad alone or with someone other than their parents, it is necessary to obtain a “parental authorization” confirming the parents’ consent for the specific trip.

This document can be obtained from your municipality.

French underage travelers

The authorization for a minor to leave the country (AST) unaccompanied by a person holding parental authority has been reinstated since January 15, 2017. AST forms are available on the Service Public website.

More information: Service public.

The unaccompanied minor must therefore present the following three documents:

  • Minor’s identification document: ID card or passport
  • AST signed by one of the parents holding parental authority
  • Photocopy of the identity document of the signing parent

Starting from late 2024

(date not confirmed by the United Kingdom at this time)

An AVE is an Electronic Travel Authorization that allows travel to the United Kingdom and applies to travelers who do not require a visa for short stays.

An AVE costs £10 per applicant and is valid for two years, as long as the associated passport is still valid. A new passport will require a new AVE application.

AVEs can be used for multiple visits to the UK by using ePassport gates or by a Border Force officer, although they do not guarantee entry into the country.

Applicants can easily complete an AVE application on the UK ETA app or online on the government’s official website. Confirmation of the AVE is received within 3 business days.

Travelers whose application has been approved will receive confirmation via email, and the AVE will be electronically linked to the passport used for the application, which will also be required for travel.

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour inférieur à 6 mois

Jusqu’à fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Les citoyens de l’Union européenne peuvent voyager sans visa au Royaume-Uni si leur séjour n’excède pas 6 mois. Ils doivent se munir de leur passeport valide pour la durée du séjour.

À partir de fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Une AVE est une autorisation de voyage électronique qui permet de voyager au Royaume-Uni et qui s’applique aux voyageurs qui n’ont pas besoin de visa pour les séjours de courte durée et qui n’ont pas d’autre statut d’immigrant au Royaume-Uni avant leur voyage.

Liées électroniquement aux passeports des demandeurs, les AVE sont obligatoires pour :

  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 6 mois à des fins touristiques, pour rendre visite à ses proches, pour raison professionnelle ou pour les études ;
  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 3 mois dans le cadre du visa créatif ;
  • transiter par le Royaume-Uni, y compris sans passer par les contrôles frontaliers britanniques.

En résumé

  • Une AVE coûte 10 livres sterling par demandeur
  • Les AVE reste valable pendant deux ans, tant que le passeport associé est encore valide
  • Les AVE peuvent être utilisées pour effectuer plusieurs visites au Royaume-Uni
  • Les AVE ne garantissent pas l’entrée sur le territoire
  • Les demandeurs peuvent facilement remplir une demande d’AVE sur l’application UK ETA ou en ligne sur le site officiel du gouvernement
  • La confirmation de l’AVE est reçue sous 3 jours ouvrables par courrier électronique
  • Le passeport reste requis pour voyager

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour supérieur à 6 mois

Tous les séjours de plus de 6 mois nécessitent l’obtention d’un visa. Les conditions d’obtention varient selon que vous effectuez un programme scolaire en école secondaire (“College”) ou un séjour linguistique en école de langue.

Conditions d’obtention du visa (tous programmes) :

  • Fournir une Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), transmise par notre école partenaire
  • Être en mesure de prouver que vous aurez suffisamment de fonds pour couvrir vos dépenses pendant votre séjour au Royaume-Uni


Pour les étudiants effectuant un programme scolaire en college :

  • Avoir le niveau d’anglais B1 minimum requis. Un test officiel sera nécessaire pour en attester
  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Etudes (sujet à modification) : 348£

Pour les étudiants âgés de plus de 16 ans effectuant un séjour linguistique en école de langue :

  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Séjour linguistique en école de langue (sujet à modification) : 186 £

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Veuillez consulter le site officiel du gouvernement britannique et sélectionner votre nationalité.

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone if you would like more information on this subject.

Dates & Prices 2024

Session starts: every week, all year round

Prices 2024

Registration fees included

WPCS 42.0.3
Cultural immersion (host family, full board and activities) - Price per week
Destinations (see program tab)15h20h25h30h
Region 1 1.160 1.320 1.455 1.590
Region 2 1.315 1.460 1.610 1.755
London 1.345 1.505 1.645 1.795
Optional supplements - Per week
Special diet 135
Cocooning option (oblg. -15a) 160
Private bathroom option 185
Christmas or New Year 160
Special attention - Disability, dyslexia, ADHD 185
Extra night
Option depending on region
Price per night 125
Transfer from nearest station/airport - One way*
Nearest train station or airport 165
A supplement may be requested if you do not arrive at the nearest train station/airport.

*Return ticket compulsory for those aged 16 and under.

**per journey – this supplement is linked to the tax for entering London

The above prices include:

  • The chosen programme of activities
  • Accommodation in a single room with a host family
  • Full board
  • All taxes and registration fees
  • Assistance from the regional coordinator

Not included:

  • Travel and transfers
  • Any extras (Cocooning, Five Star accommodation, etc.)
  • New Year’s Eve supplement for all holidays including 24, 25, 26 or 31 December, or 1 January
  • Any extra nights
  • Any visa fees
  • Optional insurance


  • If 2 students of the same level wish to stay together, each participant receives a 20% discount.

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