Accommodation is a very significant part of a student's overall stay in Britain which is why we take great care when arranging or recommending accommodation for our students.

The vast majority of our students choose homestay accommodation for the insight it gives into the British way of life, the comfortable and friendly environment it offers and, of course, the benefits of being able to continually practise the English skills developed at school in real life situations.

However, we understand that some students may wish to be more independent and stay in private accommodation. As Scarborough is an extremely popular destination for tourists there is a vast range of accommodation choices to suit individual tastes and budgets.

Homestay Accommodation

There are numerous advantages to staying in Homestay Accommodation. You will be treated as a member of the family and will have the opportunity to experience British culture first hand. If you would like to enjoy these benefits then Homestay Accommodation is the perfect choice for you.

A week of accommodation begins the Sunday before the course starts and finishes the Saturday after the course finishes.

While Scarborough International School endeavours to place no two mother tongue speakers in the same house, this is not always possible; and is subject to availability during the summer months.


Private Accommodation

Scarborough International School of English has not inspected these properties and cannot be held responsible for any bookings, the standard of accommodation or any errors or omissions.


As a seaside resort Scarborough offers a whole range of hotels to suit all needs and budgets. From luxury 4 star establishments with full spa facilities to friendly, family-run one star accommodation. Hotels are licensed, offer dinner and have all rooms en suite or with private bathrooms.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

If you would like to experience a family atmosphere but still have the freedom offered by independent living, bed and breakfast accommodation could be the best choice for you. Bed and breakfast establishments are personally run by the owner, providing single, double and family rooms and offering the choice of shared or private bathroom facilities.

Self Catering Accommodation

For total freedom and independence there is the option of renting your own house or apartment. The Yorkshire Coast is a popular holiday destination and so benefits from a vast range of self catering accommodation. A farmhouse, a mariner's cottage or a modern city-living style apartment? The choice is yours!


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“I've been to Scarborough International School twice now, first taking a Teen Vacation course and then, two years later, an Intensive General English for 6 months. The staff are amazing and lovely people, the teachers are professional; if the school wasn't amazing I wouldn't have gone there twice and you know what, I would go there a the third time, but the next time with my brothers. About Scarborough, it's a very nice and safe place to visit and live, you could have a nice time on the lovely beach. My host family was such a great family I felt like I was living with my real family. I really like my memories there, I wouldn't forget anything.”

Ibrahim Al Shammari, Saudi Arabia


“I highly recommend the International School of English (SIS) and Scarborough as the places to learn or improve your English!”

“I lived and worked in Scarborough for 8 months, and I spent my first and last month in SIS. That was very useful to my daily life, because there I could make lots of good friends. Some of them were British and others were Japanese, Italian, Russian, and many different other nationalities.”

Sara, Spain


“I lived my first experience abroad two years ago in Scarborough and, if I was a bit reluctant at the beginning because I was alone, I had to get used to my host family′s routine and I didn′t know the town I would stay in for two weeks, the students I met at school, my new teachers and all the staff managed to make me feel at home. To be honest, you can enjoy a Teen Vacation with your friends even within the borders of your own country, but at Scarborough International School I found a special atmosphere: students coming from all over the world have the opportunity to tell each other about their culture, habits and plans for the future, as if they knew each other very well. In fact I believe this intercultural exchange is the true novelty which I was impressed with. In addition, Scarborough is a nice town with some relaxing leafy areas, the places I visited on my school excursions in Yorkshire were dramatic and interesting, while the afternoon and evening activities proposed were really enjoyable. To sum up, I was absolutely satisfied with my SIS experience so that I decided to have another Teen Vacation there this year.”

Francesco, Italy


“About a year ago we were on the verge of booking a holiday which was going to be a little out of the ordinary; a week’s study holiday in Scarborough for Dad with seven-year-old daughter. Mum meanwhile would be having a week’s holiday in the true sense of the word. A year on and we are getting ready to repeat the positive and enjoyable experience this adventure turned out to be. The organisation of the school immediately gave us a series of guarantees: our homestay accommodation was arranged with a family who had a young daughter, the study programme was balanced and well-adapted to the needs of both father and daughter.”

Paola, Milan