Junior Homestay English Programme

Junior Homestay courses:
• are designed for 13 to 17 year olds
• offer combined package of classes, educational trips, evening social events and weekend excursions
• include full-board accommodation with a local host family

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English classes at the heart of an exciting and friendly service!

2020 Dates:

WINTER: 5 January 2020 - 9 February 2020

SUMMER: 21 June 2020 - 9 August 2020


Course fees are £620 per week* which include:

  • Class based lessons plus afternoon educational activities and excursions

  • Full-board homestay (with café lunches)

  • Local travel passes (please note that students will not be accompanied when travelling to and from school and activities – they are brought to school on their first day by their host families and then will travel with another junior student)

  • Saturday excursions e.g. York, Edinburgh, Alnwick Castle (where Harry Potter was filmed), The Lake District (with Hadrian’s Wall).        

  • Insurance 

See the Social Programme Timetable for 2019 - click here

 Please Note:

  • *There will be an extra fee of £30 per week for students aged under 14 for extra evening safeguarding services.   

  • All students who are under 18 years must make arrangements for transfers from the airport to their homestay. International House can arrange this for a charge of £40 each way.  

  • Fees for large groups (10 or more students) may be eligible for a discount. Closed groups of students (minimum of 10 students with a group leader) can come at any time of year. 


  • Are tailor made by our teachers using authentic materials
  • Teach skills and systems that students can use outside the classroom
  • Explicitly link to the trips and social programme
  • Follow a situational task-based methodology
  • Are organised to suit students’ levels
  • Provide students with clear record of their progress

Accommodation and welfare

  • Staff specially trained in YL safeguarding, as well as health and safety
  • A high ratio (1:15) of supervisors to students, accompanying students on trips at all times
  • A first day talk and discussion on expectations and personal safety in the UK
  • An agreement between parents and International House Newcastle staff to work together for junior welfare
  • Selected host families, chosen and monitored through periodic visits and given specific guidelines for junior students. (A copy of these guidelines can be sent on request.)
  • Pairing of junior students of different nationalities where possible, in host families
  • Students must attend all events on the timetable and meet an evening curfew.
  • A 24-hour emergency phone contact for juniors and host families 

***The Junior Programme is available without homestay if the young learner has private accommodation arrangements with parental supervision, or that of a guardian. Please read more about this here.  The fee for the Junior Programme excluding homestay is £460 per week.

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Junior Homestay Programme

Course options

Junior Homestay Programme age 13
Taught lessons:25
Price per week:£650
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Junior Homestay Programme ages 14-17
Taught lessons:25
Price per week:£620
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