Welcoming a young international student into your home is a rewarding and enjoyable experience for the whole family and can create friendships that continue long after the student returns home.
We are looking for families that have a dedicated, supportive and welcoming home environment who are willing to share their homes and provide our students with a positive and rewarding experience so they can learn and achieve.
In becoming a host family we do not expect you to change your everyday family life. In fact far from it, we expect our students to fully immerse themselves into your household and your daily routine. By treating the student as your own son or daughter they will quickly feel part of the family unit and embrace your culture and way of life.
The cultural exchange is two-way and having an international student in your home will give you and your family the opportunity to compare and contrast traditions and cultures. Outside of study time such as evenings and at weekends, is the ideal time to get to know one another and spend time together enjoying family activities and days out.
Our students have the courage to leave all they are familiar with and jump into a foreign environment, living with a new family, making new friends and integrating into a new school. This is an inspiring experience for them and for the families they live with.
Aged between 14 and 18 years old, our international students are placed in secondary schools for up to one academic year. Just like a local student they will be fully immersed in to the school system following regular timetabled classes and joining in after-school activities and clubs.
Our students have a high level of English and strong academic goals for their future. Their main aim while studying in the UK is to develop their skills and increase their confidence by using the English language on a daily basis.
Before arrival in the UK students will decide on the length of time they will spend here. They can choose from just one school term or the full year. It is up to you as the potential host family to let us know how long you would like to accommodate a student for. Students will then typically arrive at the end of August.
If you are an international student looking to study in the UK, are hardworking, have a positive attitude towards education and are open to new experiences and challenges then we want to hear from you!
Are you interested in opening your home to a student? Don't hestitate to get in touch with us. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
With over 63 million inhabitants, there is no question that the UK is a diverse country. Whichever direction you travel you will find a wide selection of landscapes and a multitude of cultures to explore. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and traditions and in every corner of Britain you can find so many interesting and/or historical attractions, ranging from small local museums to world-famous attractions like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The UK is a fanatical sporting nation, and is home to some of the world’s greatest sporting events – Wimbledon, the London Marathon, and the Grand National to name but a few.
More and more students from across the globe requesting to attend high schools in England for academic and cultural immersion with an English host family – and that is exactly what we offer!