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Accommodation Options

We understand how important it is for you to be happy where you are living while you are studying with us.  We will do everything we can to give you the best option to suit your needs and to help and support you with your living arrangements.

Homestay Families

One of the best ways to help improve your English and also give you a better understanding of British life and culture is to stay with one of our carefully-selected Homestay Families. Homestay accommodation is on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner during the week, all meals at weekends). Students normally arrive at their homestay accommodation on Sunday and leave on Saturday.

At LSI, we are able to recruit the best host families, all within easy walking distance of school. This is helped by the fact that, in this beautiful and historic city of 200,000 people, there are very few other language schools.

For information and advice about living with one of our host families please click here.

We also offer private home accommodation (more than 4 students living in the home).  All of the facilities offered are the same as with a homestay family but there may be less direct contact with the host(s).  

Self-catering student houses

In addition to our homestay families, LSI Portsmouth is also able to offer more independent accommodation in our self-catering student houses. Both of the houses are exclusively for LSI students only, have live-in House Managers to look after the students and keep things organised and are within very easy walking distance of school (around 5 minutes' walk!). Please contact the school in advance of booking to confirm availability as these options are very popular with our students, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Hampshire Terrace is LSI's brand new self-catering house.  It has 20 fully-furnished rooms, split between 2 houses next door to eachother.  6 rooms have private showers and wash basins and 14 have full en suite facilities.  There is a large kitchen/dining room with a sofa and flatscreen TV as well as a separate laundry room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.  It also has free WiFi for you and is on y 5 minutes from school!

For more information and to read about the pros and cons of living in self-catering accommodation please click here.

Kitchen in Victoria Road North3 LSI Portsmouth Students Making Dinner at Waverley Road Student House

Click here for pictures of all our self-catering houses.



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