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International Student Accommodation & Welfare in England

While you study in Bournemouth, it is important that you are comfortable in your domestic environment and that you mix with as many native speakers of English as possible and absorb the local culture in your everyday activities.  BBSI therefore offers various accommodation options to suit your personal requirements, including homestay, hotel and guest house accommodation and residential facilities.
A popular tourist resort, Bournemouth offers a wide choice of accommodation.  BBSI selects only quality accommodation that complies with Accreditation UK Guidelines.  We always recommend homestay as the most effective way for students to improve their English outside the school.  Residential accommodation can also be beneficial if students make the effort the talk to other residents from different countries.  If students prefer to stay in private accommodation, eg for family reasons, they should be aware that that this may limit their progress in English.

      Standard Homestay
      The standard homestay option provides a single study/bedroom which is available on a 
      part-board basis (breakfast and evening meal Monday-Friday and all meals at weekends),
      on a bed and breakfast basis, or on a self-catering basis.  Many rooms have internet.  
      All homestays are inspected regularly to ensure that high standards of comfort, cleanliness,
      safety and catering are met and maintained.   

            If you are interested in becoming a Host Family for BBSI, please click here. 
      Executive Homestay 
      The executive homestay option provides a more luxurious standard of study/bedroom with
      en-suite or private bathroom facilities and internet connection.  Executive homestay is available
      on a part-board basis (breakfast and evening meals Monday-Friday and all meals at weekends),
      on a bed and breakfast basis or on a self-catering basis.  All homestays are inspected regularly
      to ensure that high standards of comfort, cleanliness, safety and catering met and maintained.  

             If you are interested in becoming an Executive Host Family for BBSI, please click here.  

      BBSI organises student-style self-catering residential stays and hotel-style residential stays
      all year round, including our award-winning summer residential accommodation.  Dinner 
      and breakfast can be booked as an option for the Hotel-style residences.   Fees vary according
      to the location and room-type, and further details of each option are listed below.  

            Residential Accommodation, Student-Style Self-Catering 
            Residential Accommodation, Hotel-Style

      Guest Houses & Hotels  
      BBSI can recommend several other small, friendly guest houses and hotels close to the
      School that would suit all budgets. You can choose a room with or without a private bathroom,
      and breakfast is included.  Dinner can also be provided on request.

               Download a PDF of local Hotels & Guest Houses  

Welfare Facilities
BBSI staff have an understanding of international students and we recognise that individuals have widely different welfare and cultural needs.  Our policy is to provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment for study. Welfare staff are on hand throughout normal School opening hours and emergency staff are contactable at weekends and overnight.  

The British Council provides a personal safety guide for international students; this information is available at http://www.educationuk.org/

If you have enrolled on a course at BBSI or are thinking of doing so, you will probably have many questions. The UKCISA website, at http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/ provides some very helpful advice to students.