Homestay Accommodation


Morad, Israel

“I travelled to Britain to Scarborough. Really it's the best town, and I lived with a host family. I miss them now because they were a good family. Once we went to the top of a mount in the town, it was a beautiful sight, especially because my host family was with me. I never felt alienated but I felt I was a member of the family, I will never forget this family and they called me “their son”. Really they were fantastic people. We went to the beach and ate ice cream, we went to the cinema and sports stadiums. I love my family forever, and I hope to meet them again.”

Accommodation Code:

HA1 (£149 per week)

Most of our students choose homestay accommodation because it is the best way to practise their English while learning more about British culture. Our homestay providers are carefully selected and are experienced in creating a comfortable and relaxed environment. They are chosen for their friendly and welcoming character.

All our hosts are located within walking distance to both centres or a short bus ride away. The average price for a single journey by bus is £1.50. Weekly bus tickets which allow unlimited travel within the Scarborough area can be purchased for approximately £11.00 and are often the more economical option.

Hosts provide breakfast, a packed lunch and evening meal each day. Each student over 18 years will have their own room; students under 18 years could share a room with another student. The room will be furnished with a bed(s) and storage space. A desk or table will also be provided in either the room or within the house. Bed linen and towels will be supplied and hosts will do a reasonable amount of laundry each week. Adult students will be given a key to their house. No students of the same mother tongue will be accommodated together unless requested (Subject to availability).

Hosts can include families with children, single parent families, couples and single adults. Some families may also have pets. If you have any special requests regarding your accommodation please let us know on your application form. We will try our best to meet your requirements and place you in the most suitable family. However to avoid disappointment we recommend booking your accommodation early.

Our accommodation week runs from Sunday to Saturday. Extra nights can be booked at an additional cost.

We want you to be extremely satisfied with your homestay accommodation. Our Accommodation and Welfare Manager is always willing to speak to you about your accommodation and answer any questions you may have. If you have any queries regarding accommodation please email

Unaccompanied Juniors (7-11 years) Homestay Accommodation

Accommodation Code:

HA2 (£175 per week)

We have a selection of hosts available who understand the extra responsibilities involved in hosting juniors. We trust them to take great care of our junior students.

Hosts provide breakfast, a packed lunch and evening meal each day. Unaccompanied juniors will be placed together in families, whenever possible, and could share a room with each other. The room will be furnished with a bed(s) and storage space. A desk or table will also be provided in either the room or within the house. Bed linen and towels will be supplied and hosts will do a reasonable amount of laundry each week.

Hosts will accompany their junior students to the Summer Vacation Centre each day and collect their students after their activities at 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Fridays hosts will collect their students from the Summer Vacation Centre at 1.30pm. During the evenings and at weekends junior students will stay with their family and join in with family activities. These may include visits to the park or beach, playing board games, sports, Wii competitions and day trips at the weekend.

Our accommodation week runs from Sunday to Saturday. Extra nights can be booked at an additional cost.

If you have any queries regarding accommodation for unaccompanied juniors please email where our Accommodation and Welfare Manager will be happy to help you.

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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