Homestay Accommodation

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What is homestay?

Homestay is a tailored accommodation service run by the Centre for Open Learning (COL), offering placements with a local Edinburgh family on a self-catered or catered basis.

The service offers many unique benefits, from an immersive cultural experience within a safe and supportive environment, to the ability to practice and enhance English language skills in an informal home setting.

It is primarily designed for international students who are studying bespoke courses at COL.

Homestay is a unique accommodation option specifically tailored to international students.

Find out more about this accommodation option.

Hosting students with COL is both engaging and rewarding.

Find out more about hosting students with COL, and how to become a host.