Summary: Live with one of our carefully selected local hosts and immerse yourself in Belfast culture
Location: Up to 15 minutes from the school. Host families leave students at Institute and collect them after each day.
Room: Single or twin rooms Sharing: Up to three students, of same sex in a house. Also mixed nationality sharing unless requested.
Bathroom: Shared bathroom.
Meals: Full Board included Breakfast and dinner. Lunch provided on campus. Packed lunch on Saturday (excursion day); with host on Sundays.
Laundry: Facilities provided by your host.
Other: Bus passes provided in conjunction with host family or taxis arranged if needed.
With their host family students are obliged to use and practice their language skills every day throughout their stay. This is the best way for a student to get the confidence to communicate in English.
Interaction and social skills are also developed. Host families try and adapt their diet to the needs of our students during their stay, preparing food with a continental as well as Irish flavour. Host families are all located within easy reach of each other and BILA.
Location: Our university apartments at the Elms complex (Used by students from Queens University during academic year) are new, modern and situated very close to the school in Belfast. They are close to all amenities; local cafes, restaurants, shops etc. Also, they are all within easy walking distance of the city centre, and the main train and bus stations.
These apartments are all located in ´Green-Zones´ away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic and noise. The areas are quiet and residential so perfect for relaxing after class with a cup of tea or for further study.
Facilities: Each apartment is self-contained with a Washing Machine, Tumble-dryer, Iron and Ironing board, fully-furnished Kitchen, TV and free WI-FI connection. Within the apartment complexes, there are also cyber-cafes and self-catering restaurants.
Safety and security are of utmost importance so each of the apartments has a 24 hour security system with coded keys for all main doors as well as for each individual apartment.
Transport: Buses will be provided to transfer our students from Elms to BILA every day.
Again the safety of our students is our NUMBER 1 priority.