How you live is your choice
Make yourself at home with EF
Where you choose to live is an important part of your experience. With the widest range of accommodation choices, EF has the right living option for you. Be it host family, EF International House, residence, campus, apartment or hotel - the choice is yours.
Every EF course includes accommodation and a weekly meal plan. Most EF schools offer a wide range of additional housing options. Regardless of which lifestyle suits you best, you'll live around native speakers and immerse yourself in local customs and culture - putting your langauge skills to use every day!
Feel at home living with a local family
What is an EF Homestay?
Living in a private home offers a warm and secure way to immerse yourself in the daily life of your new country for the ultimate cultural exchange. You’ll enrich your understanding of local culture and customs, pick up expressions and slang with greater ease, and your accent will sound more authentic. Our homestay programme boasts a strong network of reliable local families and many have hosted EF students for a number of years. Every homestay host is carefully screened and interviewed in their homes by our experienced accommodation staff, and then regularly visited and monitored to ensure high standards. Available at all EF school locations.
Enhance the experience of studying alongside students from 100 countries by living with them onsite at your EF school. As a fully equipped home away from home, an onsite EF Campus offers great facilities often with a fullservice onsite cafeteria, student lounge and common Wi-Fi Internet. To ensure that you are living as comfortably as possible, each EF Campus has professional, live-in residential staff that are always on-call to help you throughout your stay. While studying with an EF school that is located on a college or university campus, you’ll live on the university campus and have the opportunity to mingle with the local students and experience true college life.
Be centrally located
What is an EF Residence?
Looking for a more independent and flexible living option? Offsite EF Residences and apartments offer top locations within easy travelling distance to your EF school. Many EF Residences offer excellent student living amenities including recreation lounges, kitchen facilities or an onsite cafeteria. Central locations allow for easy access to local restaurants, entertainment, shopping and fitness facilities. For a sneak peak of our many residence options, check out the examples on the next page.
EF International Homeshare allows you to share a home environment with 5-8 students, but with a more independent residence-type atmosphere.