What is hosting and who are our host families?

Hosting is a truly rewarding activity. With English being the most widely used language internationally for education and commerce, a lot of people from all over the world travel to the UK every year purely to improve their English language skills. Whatever educational programme they may be taking at a language school, university or college, they prefer to live in an English family as they find they can improve their speaking skills fastest that way. English families are unique in the world in welcoming international students into their homes. Some make friends with their students and may even get invited to their country as honoured guests.

Host families may be couples or single with or without children. What host families actually do for students depends on their age and the kind of programme they are on. We provide full back- up support for our host families. They are never on their own. Essentially host families offer their students:

  • A clean, comfortable and a safe home with a separate bedroom
  • Full-board or half-board meals according to the requirements of each student
  • The opportunity for social interaction
  • Guidance about local information or facilities

How to register as a host family

It’s easy! Send us an email and we can send you the full information pack. You can also download the Application Form and post or email it to us.