Accommodation

Presently we use the Lord Krishna Hotel Apartment Building.

Bedroom

Bedroom

rooftop

Rooftop Canteen

Reception

Reception

 

Kitchen

Kitchen

This complex is just ten minutes from the school. You have the choice of taking a one bedroom fully furnished flat with kitchen or you can share a two bedroom flat also with a kitchen. The two bedroom flats have an ensuite bathroom with each bedroom. The one bedroom flat costs 150 Euros[approximately] and the two bedroom flat will cost 200 Euros [approximately] for each person a month.

Groceries cost around 2,000 Rupees [around 40 Euros] per week for one person if western goods are bought but less if Indian foodstuffs are bought. The expected total for the one month would be around 1, 600 Euros (200E accommodation + 160E food = 320 Euros plus your airfare.

If you want to make your own arrangements and stay in a four or five star hotel this is up to you, however the Lord Krishna building will be a more economical choice as we get a discount because we book a number of flats. This discount is then passed on to you.

If you do book a hotel make sure that it is located near Cochin International Airport and not in the city of Cochin or Ernakulum (the main part of the greater Cochin Area). As with most airports, Cochin, Ernakulum is about a 45 to 50 minute drive from the airport. Both the Lord Krishna Building and the School for Teacher Training are near to each other and close to the airport so transportation is convenient.

We advise you to arrive a few days in advance of the start dates of your course in order to get over jet lag and to adjust to the tropical climate.

Hostels

It’s also possible to stay in a very cheap local hostel, which costs about 40€ per month for bed and board. You would have to share a room with up to 3 other people, eat local food and respect a curfew, which varies according to gender: the women’s hostel nearest to Oxford TEFL has a 6pm curfew.

We will meet you at the airport and take you to your accommodation for your first day and night. Please bring your mobile/ cell phone with you because on arrival we will provide you with a local SIM card so that you can contact us at any time. Every morning you will be picked up and driven to our campus once your course begins.

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