Living with a family in the Chicago area is a unique way to experience American traditions and culture first-hand. You will practice your English language skills with real Americans every day. If you would like to stay in a homestay, you are placed with a trusted family in the Chicago area. Each family is carefully screened and interviewed. We have single rooms or rooms with roommates. Families provide you with breakfast and dinner every week (14 meals). Most host families are located within 40-60 minutes of Stafford House by public transportation.
At Stafford House we do all we can to ensure we match you with your perfect homestay. If you wish to truly experience American culture by staying at one of our homestays, please allow us 4 weeks before you arrive at the school to arrange your accommodation to ensure we can find a homestay experience best suited to you.
Be inspired every day in the historic Automatic Lofts building with exposed brick walls, high factory ceilings and an unbeatable location in the trendy West Loop neighborhood. The Automatic Lofts are co-ed apartments with private bedrooms and shared bathrooms which can accommodate up to four people within the entire apartment. Student bedrooms are connected to spacious common areas and a shared kitchenette.
Located in Chicago’s affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood, the Chicago Getaway Hostel is rewriting the house rules on hostel style. With lots of coffeehouses, restaurants, bars and local attractions Chicago Getaway Hostel is in the heart of the action. Close by to Lincoln park with its zoo and conservatory, there will be plenty to keep you occupied at the weekend. The school is just 25 minutes away by public transport.
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago in a vibrant university district, Hostelling International Chicago offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation in an historic building. Rooms are Single ( up to 8 people in an apartment) or Shared (up to 4 people in a room. Located in the downtown center, 2 blocks away from the school, Hostelling International gives you access to the best of Chicago!