If you’ve been dreaming to improve your English and you are ready to take the first steps, you are in the right place!
The United Kingdom is the perfect place to learn English and even to learn more about yourself. What better place to learn the language of Shakespeare than his home country?
The first step is to get accepted into an English School. Manchester is home to many top English Schools which provide top education and language skills to their students.
Once you choose and get accepted into a school, it’s time to settle the details.
Where will you live? Do you want to rent a studio or live in a student hall with other students like you? Possibilities are endless and it depends on you to choose the best form of accommodation which works best for you.
BunkOut is here to provide an alternative to the traditional accommodation you would get. We want to help you improve your British experience and add another adventure to the list. Most of all, we want to make sure you are improving your language skills and you are practicing what you are learning in school.
Have you considered living with a local family? A homestay has many advantages and that’s why here, at BunkOut, we want to make sure everyone knows about this option and can take advantage of it.
Opting to live in a homestay during your studies will have a great impact on you and also on your skills. You will have the chance to live among locals and meet with their friends and be immersed in the British culture. This will give you a push to speak the local language and it will thrust you ahead of your colleagues at school.
Studying a language from books is not enough anymore and you need to practice daily to perfect your skills and improve your vocabulary.
Besides practicing your tongue, there are more advantages to join BunkOut homestay during your English studies in Manchester. Read below a few of them:
Get your money worth
Renting an apartment or a studio in a city abroad is often very costly and you risk being scammed as you don’t know the real value of properties in the city you decide to move to.
When you decide to live in a homestay, you will be paying a fixed sum every week and you are signing a fair contract.
Besides ensuring you are not paying a fortune on your accommodation, you will also get a meal or two (depending on what you want) included in the money you pay to your host. When you choose homestay accommodation, you don’t have to worry about bills or council tax either.
Meet local people
Moving to a new city, even if it’s for a few weeks or a few months, is daunting and exciting at the same time.
When you stay in a BunkOut homestay you will be meeting local people right away. You will be having new friends helping you to feel more comfortable and giving you advice and tips about their home city.
The best coffee shop in the city? Where is the cinema? Which bus you can take to school? Just ask your host and they will point you in the right direction. They are here to help you feel at ease in your new home.
Share a meal
Nothing helps you know and understand a culture better than eating a traditional meal.
As part of the agreement, your host will be providing dinner and sharing a meal will help you know the British culture better. Ever had a traditional Sunday dinner? Perhaps you will in the near future!
You will be able to get first-hand information about our culture and know-how about the local rivalry between Manchester and Liverpool. Every tourist knows about Big Ben and the Buckingham Palace, but only locals know about a beautiful hidden gem you will regret missing. Tap into your host’s knowledge and explore Manchester and its surroundings.
For a few ideas of day trips, you can also check our 1 Day Trips from Manchester article.
Avoid staying in a hotel, hostel or an empty studio. You surely don’t remember any hotel room or receptionist from any of your trips. With BunkOut, you have the chance to live an authentic British experience in a homestay with a host family from Manchester. Your hosts are genuine people who are welcoming you in their home and shaping your English skills.
Get memories you couldn’t get from any other accommodation and get in touch with us today to discuss your options!
Here at Bunkout, we connect international students with local hosts. You’ll share a meal, learn customs, hear stories and enjoy traditions with the people that make the place what it is. If you want to live with a host and be part of an authentic British experience, you can contact us at 07908 708896 (if you are in the UK already) or write us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org