Become a Host family

Become a Host family

Why Host an Exchange Student?

When you host an international exchange student with Newcastle Language School, you’re doing more than making his or her dream come true.  As a host family, you also:

  • Enrich your family, local high school, and community with valuable new ideas and perspectives.
  • Increase the mutual understanding between people of different cultures.
  • Encourage peaceful relationships between the United Kingdom and other countries around the world.
  • Create meaningful friendships for yourself, your family, and the people in your community.
  • Help educate the leaders of tomorrow so that they may develop into service-minded, well-rounded global citizens.If you have a spare roomwelcoming attitude, and the desire to make a positive impact locally and globally, then you should host an exchange student. Host families committed to the success and well-being of our exchange students have made this school exchange program an enormous success.

Host families can enrich their own lives and home contexts by welcoming international students into their homes, looking after them and sharing their culture with them during the time of their studies.

Newcastle Language School is looking for friendly host families to work with throughout the UK, particularly in Peterborough and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

We offer host families full support throughout the period that a student stays with them. Through our interview and assessment process we ensure that you are only matched with appropriate students.

Should any issues arise during the period you are providing a host family service we will be on hand to help resolve them quickly and effectively.

The service a host family provides

Host families provide a service that is sometimes referred to as “homestay”. Both homestay and host family services are a living arrangement where families offer an international student a private room in their home for a short period of time, this could be from one night or a weekend to three months or sometimes longer.

Host family accommodation is very popular with English language and university students, who see staying with a host family as an opportunity to experience British life and form new friendships with hosts and other guests.

At Newcastle Language School we offer host family accommodation to both students who are over 18 years old and younger learners from outside of the UK who live in boarding school accommodation during term time but may additionally need to stay with a host family during half term or other holidays.

Requirements for becoming a host family

The host families we work with must agree to be inspected and checked, this will include being checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service for any police and criminal records.

You could become a host family and work with an accredited guardianship organisation like Newcastle Language School if:

• You have a spare room that is clean, private and maintained to a high standard.
• You and your family can provide a safe and welcoming environment for young international guests.
• You are able host young people for long or short term stays.

When matching students with host families we take into account factors such as young children, pets and lifestyles. The students we place with you will be expected to abide by reasonable household rules, including cleanliness and curfew times.

Whether you are interested in hosting for a few months or a year, hosting one student or more, contact us to discuss our host family and guardianship services.

Contact Us

Contact us today to get started.

Becoming a Host Family Form

Call direct to speak to one of our host family consultants: 07873174168

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