Homestay is a popular form of accommodation as it provides an opportunity to practice newly acquired language skills and affords an insight into the Portuguese lifestyle. Portuguese people are known for their hospitality, and our host-families particularly enjoy meeting people from around the world and making students feel part of the family.
The host-family may be with a single woman, a single-parent family, a young family, a working couple or a retired couple. Our accommodation officer carefully chooses families according to certain criteria and visits them at least once a year.
We carefully select host families according to the following criteria:
- Situated in a good residential area, hospitable, communicative and with clean, quality lodgings.
- Only Portuguese is spoken.
- Travel distance using public transport: 10 to 30 minutes
- The student's preferences are accommodated as much as possible.
Included: Breakfast. Single rooms (double rooms are available on request for two persons booking a course together). You are issued your own front door key. Rooms are generally furnished with a bed, a desk with a reading light and a wardrobe. Bathroom shared with the host family. Laundry either at home at an extra charge or at commercial laundry services. There is weekly cleaning of your room; bed linen is changed every 2 weeks; bed linen is provided, please bring your own towels.