Embassy Malta Homestay

Quick facts

Dates available: 25 Jun – 27 Aug

Ages: 12 – 17

Accommodation: Local host family

Day Programme Available

PADI Diving Courses available

Emergency Number: +356 9924 8774

When choosing to stay with a Maltese English-speaking family, students have the unique opportunity to share and experience the day to day life of a local family together with all the diversity of the Maltese culture.

Whilst staying in a host family, students will be able to enjoy the full Embassy Summer experience by joining in all organised activities.

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability at a fee per week.

Living

  • Twin/triple/quad rooms with shared bathroom
  • Room furniture includes a single bed, wardrobe, and a bedside table
  • Bedrooms cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available on once per week
  • Students are to bring their own towels, including a beach towel
  • Bed linen are provided and changed weekly
  • Dinner and breakfast served with the family, lunch served at school or activity with packed lunches on weekends

Dining & facilities

Breakfast

Provided by the host. The content of breakfast will vary from host to host, however generally speaking it will consist of a continental breakfast available including juice, tea, coffee, toast, jams, cereal, pastries and fruit or similar.

Lunch

Served at school or on activity, lunch consists of one hot or cold dish. Packed lunches are provided at weekends that will consist of a sandwich, water and fruit.

Evening Meal

Evening meals for most of the stay will be with the host, and will be based around their typical diet.

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi is available 

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Spacious modern classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Materials included as well as and end of course report and certificate

Programme

Arrival

Students will be welcomed upon arrival by their host families and house rules explained.

Welcome

On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the centre, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.

Activities

Activities are organised on days when there are no trips and during the evenings; these activities may include

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show and team games
Excursions and Trips

Full-day Excursions

  • Our students get to visit the most beautiful beaches around Malta

 

Half – day Excursions

  • Our students get to explore exciting places around Malta such as Valletta, Mdina, Marsaxlokk and go on a harbour cruise.
Excursions
  • Gozo: Full-day excursions to Malta’s smaller sister island, full of centuries of history and lots to explore.
  • Sicily: Full-day excursion to the beautiful Italian island of Sicily, filled with gorgeous landscapes and a mix of cultures.
Optional

3 Week Sample Programmes

The programme starts on a Sunday and it includes the full 7 days of the week. 

Students will take part of lessons, have lunch at the centre and go on activities and excursions with the rest of the students. Below is a sample of the full summer programme.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

Week 1
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/beach day

or optional activity
Testing & Induction

Lessons
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Beach day or

Optional trip to Gozo or Sicily
Afternoon Bowling Comino Marsaxlokk & Vittoriosa Tigne Point Shopping & Beach Valletta Walk Around & Malta Experience
Evening Orientation Walk Foam Party In-house Games International Night Party Beach BBQ Themed pool party Film night
Week 2
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/beach day

or optional activity
Sandy Beach Mellieha Harbour Cruise Esplora Science Centre Water Park Relaxing by the pool Beach day or

Optional trip to Gozo or Sicily
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Boat party Neon Party Mdina by Night Photo Challenge Got Talent Karaoke In-house Games
Week 3
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/beach day

or optional activity
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Beach day or

Optional trip to Gozo or Sicily
Afternoon Rocky Beach Comino Visit to Wied Iz-Zurrieq Sandy Beach Armier Mdina Dungeons
Evening Maltese night in Valletta Foam Party In-house Games International Night Party Night Walk in Bugibba Grand Prix Sports Festival

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact
  • Accommodation

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy Summer staff member will help them to make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy Summer staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group. Students must bring their European Health Insurance Card to be seen at local hospitals and clinics.

LOCAL DOCTOR

Doctors are called on-site at an extra charge from €30 per visit.

LOCAL HOSPITAL 

Mater Dei Hospital, Triq Dun Karm, Msida, Tel: +356 2545 0000

INSURANCE

If a student does not have insurance, guard.me insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+356 9924 8774