LIVING IN LONDON
Students have two choices for housing in the academic year: home-stay or independent housing.
Host families are carefully screened and provide good, affordable accommodation offering you the opportunity to develop your independence and social skills by participating in family, community, cultural, and recreational activities.
Home-stay living is ideal for students who seek the comfort and security of family life, with the strength and depth of relationships depending on the degree of your adaptability.
Many students cherish their home-stay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of their London experience and remain lifelong friends with their host family.
Your host family will provide furnished accommodation with linens plus 7 breakfasts (self help) and 4 dinners per week in addition to 2 weekly washloads of laundry.
Normally, two students are housed together, in single or double bedrooms.
You can choose to be housed alone.
All requests i.e. dietary, allergies, medical, preferences are taken into consideration.
You will live in the London suburbs experiencing the typical London commute of between 45-75 minutes each way.
Accommodation ranges from a bedroom in an apartment to terraced, semi-detached, or detached houses with easy access to shopping centers, libraries, parks, leisure, and sports facilities.
You can choose independent housing and arrange to stay in an independently owned residence hall (please note that some universities have restrictions on students securing their own housing. If you are unsure please contact the study abroad advisor at your home university).
Staying in a residence hall gives you the freedom to select your own accommodations, and to be housed within central London.
If you choose independent housing, you will be responsible for completing all arrangements on your own and must have signed a lease by the deadline, or will be placed in an AHA home-stay and charged the AHA housing fee.
The amenities offered in residence halls vary, and tend to be more expensive than living in a home-stay.