British School of Marketing International provide a range of options for accommodation during your stay. We offer a range of options to our students ranging from:
1. Host family for an immersive experience. Most packages within this option are full-board to include: Breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal, 7 days per week. We will not place a student in Homestay accommodation if there are more than three other students or paying guests, where they are placed by the provider or another organization. The students will not share a bedroom with another student, unless clearly indicated. Unless pre-arranged, students will be of different nationalities. Cleaning of students rooms and laundry including linen and towels will be done weekly as part of the package. The location of the accommodation will be no more than 30 minutes from BSMI in Central Bournemouth by public transport and will include areas such as Christchurch, Southbourne, Ferndown and Poole. A realistic estimate of the cost of travel, if necessary, will be provided to the student. The Host will also treat the student as a full member of the household. Any other costs to the host family by the student, will also be made clear at the time of booking. Information of additional costs, in relation to special dietary requirements will be discussed at the pre-booking stage.
2. Residences. The location of these residences will be no more than 30 minutes by public transport from BSMI in Central Bournemouth. As the residences are self-catering, this will be made clear to all students before booking. Any other costs to the residence by the student, will also be made clear at the time of booking.
3. Hotels. These are all based in the Central Bournemouth area either side of BSMI college and are no more than 30 minutes by public transport. The hotels are carefully picked by BSMI and include family-run; 4 stars; all-inclusive premises with porter services 24/7. Any other costs to the hotels by the student, will also be made clear at time of booking. Information of additional costs, in relation to special dietary requirements will be discussed at the pre-booking stage.
We want your time with us to be enjoyable and productive, but we recognise that studying abroad can be a challenge and some people do miss friends, family and familiar places. We pride ourselves on always being there to offer advice and help for our students. We are here to educate you, but we will also take care of your emotional well-being.
At British School of Marketing International most of our students are aged over 18, but we also offer courses to students aged 16 and 17. All 16 and 17-year old students are required to stay with host families. These homestays will be thoroughly DBS checked to ensure they are suitable for younger students to stay there. Students under 18 will be given extra help regarding transportation to school, and will be shown where to catch public transport if required. Host families will expect students to be home by 10pm at the latest, and if a student is visiting friends at the weekend or during the week they must inform the host family of this arrangement. If students are travelling during the late evening we ask them to take a taxi back to their host family. Our welfare officer will explain more about travel and transportation during the induction at the school.
We can offer advice about the visa system, but it is important that you realise it is your responsibility to obtain a Student Visitor Visa (SVV) or Extended Student Visitor Visa (ESVV). It is important that you understand that people entering the UK on a Student Visa are not allowed to bring dependants, extend their visa while in the UK, or work in any capacity, paid or unpaid, during their stay.
Transportation & Transfers
With a variety of transport links it is easy to get to Bournemouth. England is served with several international airports, including Heathrow (LHR), Gartwick (LGW), Stansted (STN), Luton (LTN), London City (LCY), Southampton (SOU) and Bournemouth (BOU). Travel times by taxi from Luton, Stansted and London City Airports is approximately three to three-and-a-half hours. From Heathrow and Gatwick the approximate journey times are two to two-and-a-half hours. From Southampton the travel time is approximately one hour, and from Bournemouth Airport it is 30 to 45 minutes.
Popular Transportation Methods
One of the cheapest ways of getting to Bournemouth is by taking the coach: National Express has direct connections between Bournemouth, Central London (Victoria Coach Station), Heathrow and Gatwick airports. With prices starting at just £15 (if booked in advance) it is also a very economical way of getting to Bournemouth. You can buy tickets at the National Express office at the airport. For more information check National Express website Click Here Please be aware the National Express terminates at Bournemouth coach station, and students will need to make their own way to their chosen destination. We do not recommend this transfer for 16 to 17 year old students. They will need to book a transfer via the school from our authorised transfer company.
With direct links to London Waterloo station, Southampton Airport and many other major towns and cities in the South of England, getting to Bournemouth via train is quite simple.
British School of Marketing International can help arrange private transfers. When you arrive at any major UK Airport or Port, a driver will be waiting in arrivals with your name on a board. The driver will then escort you directly to the homestay or your chosen destination. A selection of prices can be seen below, all prices are for trips terminating in Bournemouth.
- London Heathrow – £160
- London Gatwick – £180
- London Luton – £180
- London Stansted – £210
- Southampton – £80
- Bournemouth – £45