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Become a Host Family

Why host?

Do you have a spare bedroom?
Do you live in Suffolk or surrounding counties?
Why not consider hosting an international student?

Being a homestay provider can be incredibly rewarding; meeting students from so many different cultures, learning about their countries, customs and family lives are just some of the reasons for it being such an enriching experience, not to mention making lifelong friends from hugely interesting destinations! Being able to share our culture with the students is also extremely valuable to them, it gives them a genuine understanding of how we live in the UK, and helps them to improve their knowledge of the English language.
The benefits include:

  • An opportunity to share your family traditions / cultures and learn other traditions and cultures
  • Payments made on a weekly basis
  • Receiving a sense of helping someone improve on a life skill as well as helping another in a new country
  • Enabling a student to improve their knowledge of the English language, often gaining excellent results at school

We welcome applications from host families of different ages, backgrounds and family situations


Support

Student welfare is our priority across all programmes and we provide a comprehensive support service to all our host families, students and schools that we work with.

Once a student has been successfully placed with a family our experienced team is available to offer support throughout the placement for both student and family. This is given through regular contact and visits, and an emergency phone number which is available 24 hours a day.


If anything does occur, such as student illness or an incident at school then we need to know as soon as possible. Part of our role is to create a link between all parties involved; student, host family, natural family and school. Communication between all those involved is essential to a successful placement and in providing a happy and a rewarding experience for all concerned.


How to Apply

Please complete the enquiry form here and we will send you an application form for you to fill in.

Apply Here

What happens next?