We have sought to provide as affordable a time with XLP as possible without compromising on the quality of the year. Accomodation in London, food and travel for the ten months, as well as training one day a week are all included, providing what we believe to be fantastic value for money. Each student is required to contribute £3800 to the year, either in a lump sum at the start or a third each term. The money is spent in the following way:
In addition to providing accommodation the London Placement Churches are asked to donate a minimum of £100 a month to XLP towards the placement (£1200 for the year). Some churches contribute more to increase the students allowance if needed, though this is entirely at their own discretion.
Experience students live in the borough they are assigned to, ideally near their placement church. Each church provides accommodation for their student, most often with an individual or a family from the church providing a minimum of bed and breakfast. This has to include the student’s own private bedroom. The advantage of this is that the student is close to the church and plugged into the community they are working with. It is the responsibility of the church to either find free accommodation, or the money to pay for it.
Meals may be provided by the family, with the student contributing some of their monthly allowance towards food bills. It is left to the discretion of the church and the host family but typically a student does not contribute more then £25 per week of their monthly allowance to the family food budget. If a student would prefer to live independently, and suitable accommodation is available, the student would then pay for and cook their own food.
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