Housing choice within the framework of a language course
During a trip linguistics, depending on the type of room you want to undertake, several housing options available to you when you’re there. Often set by the organization itself, they depend on the program or the flexibility of the proposed offer.
Language stays, accommodation in host family:
The type of housing is the most common course accommodation in host family. You participate in the life of a family in the host country, and follow the rules. The advantages of this approach are many, starting with the regular practice of the language, and easier insertion into local life. The cost is often lower than for conventional dwellings, because you have a family room offers, and that you will share most of the time with one or two other students participating in the program, although possible to be alone.
Most families are accustomed to receive young , and will not hesitate to share many experiences with you and to make you discover their city. As part of the program with visits and language courses, you will often week with your body, returning in the evening, and Sunday will be devoted to family life.
However, it happens that some problems occur with this type of accommodation, starting with little or no families involved, and no one will mind that very few of you, and not seek to know you. On average, programs collecting fifty students, 15% find themselves unfortunately not suitable for a family. In this case, for you to speak with the organization as soon as possible who will arrange and make you change your family.
Study abroad, student residence accommodation:
Another solution, often only for programs for students over 18 years, and the student residence accommodation. Often performed in programs based solely on language courses, not visits, this solution allows students to be close to their place of study. More expensive than accommodation in a host family, it can nevertheless be free and have no constraints on free time. The major drawback may be that you do soyiez with French students, and you will not do little or no language.
Language stays, accommodation in hostel:
The hostel accommodation is often in programs where young people must travel during all or part of your stay. town If you change every 2 days, it is much easier and relevant of staying in hostel . In addition, it is a relatively inexpensive solution, some rooms up to up to 20 students, for an average price of 10-15 euros per night, although most of the rooms do not exceed 8 people. The disadvantage of this type of formula is that it will have to do with the rhythm of each and everyone must respect the other so that the experience is satisfactory.
Study abroad, housing in shared:
Rarely offered directly by the bodies and intended primarily for students major in shared housing is an option to consider if you stay in the host country two months or more. prices charged by agencies of language courses or language courses for accommodation in student residences are often much higher than the market price, with simple student rooms of 12m ² to 800 euros per month, and can reach more than 1200 euros for some organizations.
If you master a little bit of language, it is advisable to look for an apartment by yourself, collocation, where prices are mostly 2 times lower than those charged by agencies. Obviously, this solution is only viable in the long term, and the stay is longer, it is recommended to find a home for yourself, the savings become really important.