Ethos

En Famille prides itself on offering a bespoke service in endeavouring to match visitor with host family on an individual level. Many visitors take study of their chosen foreign language very seriously whilst they are away and tuition can be arranged beforehand. Sometimes this can be given at a local college or can be done within the home as many of our hosts also have teaching skills. The personal touch is very important and is based on a good exchange of information from both parties. A telephone conversation at the outset is very helpful to establish what is required. A genuine desire by the visitor to immerse themselves in the culture and language of another country are key factors, and whilst sometimes a perfect match may not be entirely possible then this will be discussed and the visitor can decide without pressure whether to proceed or not. Visitors are always warmly welcomed into our host families and the experience of living as part of the family is what makes these homestays so special, as compared to the perhaps more luxurious but impersonal atmosphere of a hotel. Visitors travel on their own insurance to cover health, cancellation, lost baggage, etc. We organise everything for you except booking your travel and insurance; in addition, your host can come and pick you up from the airport, to save you the trouble of finding your own way to their home.

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