What is a Host Family?

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image15961592According to Wikipedia, homestay is a form of tourism or study abroad  that allows the visitor to rent a room from a local family to better learn the local lifestyle as well as improve their language ability. A host family accepts one or more students into their home, where they are treated as a member of the homestay host family and gain genuine experience of UK family life.

Hosts International was set up in 1988 and its main function was, as it is today, to provide quality home stays to visiting foreign students, direct and from colleges and agents. Our main aim is to ensure that every student is placed in a good homestay host family environment, which we strongly believe leads to a faster improvement in the language and a happier stay. We achieve this by demanding a high standard of accommodation and selecting only the best host families.

Our students are all international students and staying with a homestay host family gives overseas students a great opportunity to experience a new culture and improve the English language. The experience can be rewarding for both students and hosts alike.

Why become a Host Family?

Do you have a spare bedroom available? Would you like to share your culture and experiences with others while learning about theirs? If so, why not register with us as a  host family? Many thousands of families already offer accommodation to international students throughout Britain. They do it not just for the financial benefit, but because it broadens their experience and is often the start of lifelong friendships.

As a homestay host family you can be assured that students are selected with great care and are expected to abide by your own customs and have reasonable expectations. We work with only the leading schools, mostly British Council accredited, therefore the quality of the student you may accommodate or hosts will be of a certain caliber. You will also receive a weekly fee for hosting an international student.

The benefits of becoming a host family include:

  • The chance to meet students from all over the world and experience different cultures and traditions
  • The opportunity to share your home country’s traditions and cultures
  • An active, experienced and caring Hosts International team of people to rely on for advice, help or sorting of any issues
  • Prompt weekly payments and guaranteed payment, regardless of the students’ or schools’ ability to pay
  • Guaranteed income and year-round business
  • Safety of having an overseas student via a reliable and reputed provider, rather than accommodating lodgers or tenants.
  • Flexibility of having short or long term students.

How can we become a Host Family?

Hosts International currently requires additional host families in London, Leicester, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol. If you would like to become a Host Family, visit the Apply Now page and complete the Host Family application form, or email us at info@hosts-international.com.

Apply Now to Become a Host Family now and start earning from your spare room!

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