The answers to all your questions.
Who can host?
Every host family is different – just as every student is different. The most important requirement is that you provide a warm and welcoming family for one of our students, and will welcome your student into your home and treat them as a member of your family.learn more
What will a student need?
– A suitable bedroom with adequate space, and room to store their belongings – A quiet place to study – Ordinary meals as a member of your family, and a packed lunch for school. learn more
How can I apply?
First you need to fill out our application form. It’s important that we find the right family for reach student, so we need to know all about your family.learn more
What happens next?
After we have received your application one of our Local Support Coordinators will visit you in your home. They’ll interview you, and look around your home. They’ll also be able to answer any questions you may have, and give you practical information about hosting.learn more
When do students arrive?
Most of our students arrive at the end of August or in January, and stay for between a school term and a school year.learn more
What if I need help or advice?
Your Local Support Coordinator is there to support both you and your student throughout the programme, and you are always welcome to contact them for help or advice. In case of emergency we have an emergency phone, which is manned 24/7 by a member of the head office team.learn more
Will I receive any remuneration?
As anyone with a teenager will know, having an extra mouth to feed can be expensive. Your family will receive monetary compensation for hosting a student in order to help you with the costs of having an extra family member.learn more
Do you place students in my area?
We place students all over the UK, and we are always interested in placing students in new areas. If you are not sure if your area would be suitable please contact us to check!learn more