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How to choose my accommodation for a language stay in France

Having the right accommodation is a crucial part of your language stay in France. Since everybody has different requirements for accommodation, different habits and different ways of living, we at ILA are pleased to offer for your residential French course in Montpellier you a wide choice of accommodation options.

We have our own in-house accommodation department. This ensures accommodation at a very high standard. From the time you first enquire with us, we are here to help you make the best choice depending on your needs. During your stay we will be here to help you with any questions you might have.

All accommodation options we offer here at school are continuously checked on for their performances and quality. This is done by regular re-inspections as well as by feedbacks from all former students via our quality questionnaires filled out at the end of each ones stay. We also respect the IALC accommodation code of ethic.

In order to help you choose the right type of accommodation for your residential French course in Montpellier, we will give you some guidelines underneath.

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Host family

Host family

Staying with a French host family is a unique and rich experience, a real immersion into French life style. You will be able to learn French also when talking to your family. You will have your own room, own key and you are independent up to a certain extent, but you will have to adapt yourself to the family’s meals time and the rules of the home. Showing interest in your hosts and being open minded towards them will help you to integrate quickly. You will benefit the most in fully practicing your French language outside of school, and also have an interesting insight into French culture.

We place great importance on reserving the best matching family for you. Our accommodation officer studies each student’s application carefully in order to book a family according to your profile. All families are carefully selected and we have good reputation for providing excellent host families.

Student Residences

Student Residences

The student residences are very popular for those who like independency and meeting other students from all around the world during the language stay in France. You have your own room including private bathroom and own equipped kitchen (or access to an equipped common kitchen). You prepare your meals yourself or together with other students. You can also enjoy many reasonable priced restaurants and student bars nearby. You will have to respect the rules of the residence, but you are completely independent. Most students staying for their residential French course in Montpellier at the student residence are between 18 and 35 years old, but also some more mature students young at mind chose this option. The atmosphere is lively. You are in close distance to school.

If you prefer the idea of mixing with other students from all over the world, going out a lot and having independency rather than integrating the household of a local family, this option should be considered.

Room at University campus

Room at University campus

Like the Student Residences, the rooms on the University campus are very popular for our younger students, who want to enjoy independence and meet other students from around the world. More basic and smaller than the rooms at the Student Residences, this is the most economic residential accommodation, but only available in July and August and only for students over 18.

Based on a campus from the Montpellier University, you have a private room with private bathroom. You can eat at the University restaurants since no kitchen is available. You will have to respect the rules of the residence, but you are completely independent. Most students staying on the University Campus are aged between 18 and 30. The atmosphere is lively. Distance wise, you are in 10 – 15 minutes from school by public transport.

Aparthotel

Aparthotel

The aparthotels are more upmarket than the student residences and offer higher quality accommodation and services. The aparthotels also provide air conditioned studios with private bathrooms and private kitchens. This type of residence suits the more discerned student looking for independent accommodation for their residential French course in Montpellier.

Hotels

Hotels

We can book hotels of all categories and price levels. Due to the fact that hotels are relatively expensive compared with the other accommodation offered we only recommend hotels for shorter stays.