A good homestay experience is an extremely important element of student life; if students are happy at home, they are happy at school.

Homestay accommodation

It is important that the homestay provider is happy and enjoys having the students in their home. Our accommodation and welfare director spends a lot of time and care finding our host families and is in school every day in case you have any questions or difficulties. We listen to your preferences (some people don't want to live with pets, for example) and we can also cater for special diets, e.g. vegetarian or halal.

The most important factors to consider are that the homestay providers should offer a comfortable home which is clean, tidy and safe, where all members of the household are welcoming to people from different countries and cultures and which has a friendly, happy and caring atmosphere and, above all, where the student is treated as a member of the family rather than as a paying guest.

How do we choose our host families?

All of our host families are carefully selected by our specialist staff and while each family is different, they share a genuine desire to welcome students into their homes and their lives.  The UK has a rich history and is very proud of its cultural diversity. Our home stay providers are a reflection of our society and come from different backgrounds, age groups and socio-economic groups. We do not discriminate and welcome all home stays that fit our basic criteria:

  • A genuine desire to welcome students into their home
  • A clean and comfortable home 
  • All native speakers

We do our best to match students with the right hosts so it is important to book early and tell us about your requirements (e.g. dietary requirements, whether you smoke and whether you’d like a family with children or pets). 

Homestay accommodation

  • Full board or half board options
  • Good for short stays
  • A great way to practise your language outside the classroom
  • A chance to immerse yourself in British culture
  • Options are also available as twin rooms, based on two people sharing.
  • Shared accommodation is only available for two people travelling together.

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Residence accommodation

If you want your independence and an opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds then this option is ideal for you.

Residence accommodation is for those who want to share with other students both at CAPITAL and at other colleges and universities in Cardiff, and is a perfect way to make friends and expand your social circle while you are here.

Student residence accommodation is furnished and decorated to the highest standards and is located in the city centre with access to local amenities (shops, cinemas, restaurants, bars and so on) and good transport links. The residence accommodation is within easy walking distance of CAPITAL (about 13 minutes).

In residence accommodation, communal areas are cleaned and maintained regularly by the accommodation management team but it's your responsibility to clean your own room and common areas after you prepare and eat food.

PLEASE NOTE: This option is only available to students over the age of 18 and is subject to availability.

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Residence accommodation

  • Fully-furnished rooms
  • En suite shower, toilet and washbasin
  • Fully-fitted kitchen
  • Modern common area with TV
  • Onsite check in
  • Wi-Fi or internet
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Spacious ground floor common room with Freeview, internet access, vending machine and a PS4 gaming console
  • 24-hour security including a comprehensive CCTV system monitoring the site
  • Electronic entry systems to get in and out of the residence
  • Reception area manned 24-hours a day for maximum security
  • On-site management and maintenance team
  • Bike storage
  • All utility bills
  • Personal contents insurance
  • Free internet access & Wi-Fi

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