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What is the homestay accommodation like?

FAQs: Accommodation

What is the homestay accommodation like?

Staying in Homestay accommodation means that you will live as a part of a local household, you will eat with the family and be able to join in with family life.

What can you expect from homestay?

Staying in Homestay accommodation means that you will live as a part of a local household, you will eat with the family and be able to join in with family life.

How much will it cost to get from my homestay to the College?

All our Homestay accommodation is within 3km of the College, and many are within walking distance. For some Homestay students, a local bus pass is included. For other students, please have a look at First Bus York for up to date prices

How long will it take to get from my Homestay to the College?

All our Homestay accommodation is within 3km of the College, and many are within walking distance. For some Homestay students, a local bus pass is included. For other students, please have a look at First Bus York for up to date prices

Is food provided in Bishop’s?

Students staying in Bishop’s receive a continental breakfast and a simple evening meal everyday. Children staying with their family in Bishop’s also receive lunch at the College during the week.

Do you organise accommodation?

Yes, we provide Homestay with families in York or you can stay at our hotel, Bishop’s.

What is Homestay Extra?

All Young Learners and students under 18, must choose on Homestay Extra, unless they are staying with their parent’s or adult family.

What is Bishop’s?

Bishop’s is our hotel, next door to the College. Formerly York’s top Bed and Breakfast Hotel (winner the Visit York Tourism awards “Best B&B”)

What can you expect at Bishop’s Hotel?

Bishop’s is our residence next door to the College. Formerly York’s top Bed and Breakfast Hotel (winner the Visit York Tourism awards “Best B&B”), now owned and managed by Melton College

Who can stay at Bishop’s?

Bishop’s is available for adult students and families, where a child is accompanied by a parent. As well as single rooms, the hotel has a number of twins and double rooms so couples or friends can also stay 

What time is curfew?

When at Melton College, if you are under 18, the College will, in certain circumstances, make decisions on behalf of your parents. The College has decided that all students under the age of 18 should return home by certain curfew times. See ‘Read More’ for details.

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How long will it take to get from Bishop’s to the college?

Bishop’s is directly next door to the College! Bishop’s garden leads directly to the College garden.

Will I have to share a room in homestay?

Student’s over 18 will have a single room. Student’s under 18 may be required to share a room with a student from a different language group.

Do I have to stay in Homestay?

No, we also have our very own hotel, Bishop’s, next door to the College! You can also arrange your own accommodation.

Can I arrange my own accommodation?

Yes you can! Although we highly recommend homestay or our hotel, Bishop’s.  Students under 18, staying in their own accommodation, must pay a “full-board supplement” to cover lunches at the College.

Is food provided in Homestay?

In homestay you are provided with breakfast and  your evening meal everyday as well as lunch at the weekends. Students on homestay Extra also receive lunch at the College during the week. 

Do you provide a private bathroom in the accommodation?

Yes, there are a limited number of private bathrooms in our Homestay accommodation at an extra cost. At Bishop’s all bedrooms have private, en-suite, bathrooms.

Do you provide TV?

Most host families will have a TV and will allow you to watch with them. There are videos and DVDs in the school that you can watch.

Can I make food and drinks for myself?

There are facilities in the school for you to make food: a microwave, hot water, cups and plates etc. You can eat your food in the school cafe, but not in the classrooms. Please do not make food in your bedroom because of the fire risk – ask your host family.

What kind of accommodation for families do you offer?

We can accommodate families in homestay or families can stay at our hotel, Bishop’s, which is next door to the College!. 

How long can I stay?

You can come for as little as one week or for up to 11 months. We will welcome you to start a course at any time of the year except the two weeks over Christmas, when the school is closed.

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