Renamed in 2014, ALPADIA benefits from the heritage of ESL Language Schools’ two decades of experience in language education. ALPADIA offers all year round schools for adults and summer camp junior programs in Switzerland, France, Germany and England.
Each year, our schools welcome more than 6,000 students from all over the world.

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The accommodation that is right for you

Quality accommodation is essential to the success of a language study stay. This is why we take special care when selecting the range of accommodation options we offer students in our various course locations. Whether 100% language immersion with a host family or in a shared apartment, international life in a student apartment, complete independence in a studio or at a hotel, you will find the accommodation to suit your requirements.

Host family

Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg
By living with a host family, your stay will take on another dimension. Learning the language becomes natural during meals or cinema outings. Staying with a host family is a great way to learn about local culture, experience daily life with your hosts and learn everyday expressions and colloquialisms. We have excellent relationships with our host families and all of them meet our requirements in terms of quality.

Student apartment (from 18 years)

Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg
The student apartments are located in the town centre, close to our schools and various shopping areas, cafés and restaurants. They are well served by public transport. This accommodation option is particularly suitable for students wishing to enjoy greater independence while having contact with other students. The apartments offer comfortable double and single bedrooms and facilities include a TV, a fully furnished kitchen, a washing machine and wireless internet access.

Student residence (from 18 years)

Our student residence is located in a quiet area of the town that is well served by public transport. Every single bedroom is fitted with a private bathroom (shower), a bed, a wardrobe and a space for study. On each floor, students have the use of a shared fully equipped kitchen. A common laundry room and a leisure room with direct access to a small park are also available to residents.

Self-catering homestay (WG) (from 18 years)

This very popular accommodation allows more-independent students to live in immersion with German people while enjoying some autonomy, as this is a self-catering option. Staying in a comfortable single bedroom, you will share the bathroom and communal areas with your flatmates and have access to the kitchen to prepare your meals. In Berlin, you will also take advantage of a wide range of international restaurants that offer great value for money.

Studio (from 18 years)

Our centrally located studios include a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom, a TV and an internet connection. They represent an ideal accommodation option for couples and students looking for independence and tranquillity, as well as a higher level of comfort.

Other accommodation options

Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg
If you are interested in staying at the hotel or in any other accommodation option, please contact us for more information. We can recommend hotels and establishments of various categories, located in and around the town centre.

Course without accommodation

Montreux / Lyon / Berlin / Freiburg
If you wish to arrange your accommodation yourself, you can attend the classes and take part in the activities like the other students. In this case, you will only need to pay for the language course and any activities you take part in.
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