The UK is renowned for its quality education, with globally recognised qualifications; leading universities; innovative subject options and culturally diverse environments. Consequently, increasing numbers of international students are choosing to study in the UK at school, pathway colleges and universities. As such, there is a growing need for educational guardians and where applicable – mainly for school children – hosts to support them by providing them with a home away from home during school holidays, exeat and/or leave-out weekends.
If you’re interested in becoming a UK host family for College Guardians, please contact us to register your interest. Looking for a little more information? Continue reading below.
Our current and past hosts include families, couples and single people. We don’t look for a particular category but focus on the individual qualities that our hosts display. The most important feature that those wanting to host overseas students have, is that they are caring, kind, supportive and understanding. Students need to be able to feel comfortable and enjoy their time outside of school, so being able to communicate and support them is essential.
Our hosts offer a home from home experience and need to have the space for students to join in with activities, as well as the space to be able settle on their own. A bedroom, room to study and communal spaces to enjoy are a basic requirement.
As part of the selection process, we give careful consideration to matching a suitable host with the individual needs of each student.
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