Be a Host Family this summer!
For the eleventh year running, we are organising the residential summer courses on the North Costa Blanca (from Oliva to Benidorm), where students will stay with host families. Subsequently we would like to offer you the first opportunity to be part of this programme in 2024.
We are looking for native English speaking people to host the Spanish students, and will consider all types of families, they do not necessarily have to be a family with children, they can be a retired couple or even a single parent, we will consider everybody. We just ask that the family dedicate their time to helping the Spanish students improve their English language skills, this is why we request that only English be spoken in the host family home during the students stay.
We will accommodate either 2, 3 or 4 students per home, the number of students will be discussed with each individual family. If you would like to become a host family please complete the online questionnaire below, once this form has been submitted we will make arrangements to visit you in your home and meet you and your family. We will then be able to answer any questions you may have. We do require that all adult members of the host family complete a police check, and we will be able to assist you with the completion of this form.
A bus service will run from all around the North Costa Blanca, with bus stops in all main towns. The bus will collect residential students between approximately 08.30 and 09.10 in the morning and return them between 17.00 and 17.30 in the afternoon. They will need transport to and from the bus stop or to the school if there is not a bus stop nearby.
On Saturday the students will go to a theme park, either Terra Mitica or Aqualandia, drop off and pick up points are exactly the same place and time as for a school day, they will need a packed lunch for this trip.
While the students are here there will be 24 hour support for the host families. Find below the schedule for this summer and the Host Family questionnaire. We are always looking for more host families, if you know of any family or friends who would like to join the programme, please let us know.
Students attend school from Monday to Friday, approximately from 9:30 till 16:50. On Saturdays they go on a day trip either to Terra Mítica or Aqualandia, so the students are out of home as if they went to school. The only proper “Family day” is Sunday.
Have a look at the next video to get a glimpse of what the host families’ children do at school.
Summer School places for host family children
Summer School is being held for four weeks, from the 4/7 until 29/7 . Children staying with host families can attend school in Benissa from 09.30 to 16.50. The host family children will benefit from a good reduction on our weekly fee (75% discount). Included in the fee will be transport to and from the school, all activities within the school, plus a morning at the beach, afternoon fun at an outside pool and school lunches.
Watch the video to learn about the Host Families course:
We also plan activities for host families, like the Paella Day, when we all have a big meeting to enjoy paella and British desserts made by families and students. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, in case any problem appears, and they keep a close eye on students to see how they are doing.