Richmond upon Thames College
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Facilities are offered in Bournemouth And Poole College:
The college is based at five sites in Bournemouth and Poole. Its two largest campuses are Lansdowne (in Bournemouth), and North Road (in Poole). Smaller campuses are Constitution Hill, and The Fulcrum (Poole) and Redlands (Bournemouth).
Local families offering Homestay are carefully selected and will vary enormously. You may stay with one single person (i.e. the house owner), or with a family of husband, wife and children. The family may include pets and some will only take non-smokers. We will endeavour to match you to a family that suits your needs and preferences, and you will need to learn the family routine in order to be happy there. You will be treated, as far as possible, as a member of the family so it important that you try to contribute as other family members do. For instance, volunteer to take your turn with the washing up.
Please ask about use of equipment in the home - do not risk breaking items due to lack of knowledge. Your Homestay family will need access to your room to change the bed linen, and will usually make you aware of a regular time when they will do this. You will be expected to keep your room clean and tidy, though the family may wish to give it a thorough clean from time to time.
Homestay accommodation does have limitations and students have to realise they are living in someone else’s home. It can only work if there is understanding from both provider and student and a willingness to be fair to each other. Many students prefer to find their own accommodation in a flat or apartment. Whilst the cost for this independence is usually more than is paid to host families, it is best to choose accommodation that suits your lifestyle.