"A good education creates a well rounded individual and provides a path to endless opportunities’" - Quote
We also create a positive and supportive environment for all our students staying in the UK under our guardianship care and homestay programme.
Hostlink UK is a proud to hold a BSA accreditation for being a certified guardian provider with the British Boarding Schools Association.
We provide an education guardianship service for international students under 18, studying full-time in Reading or Oxford areas in the UK.We will care for your child throughout his or her stay in the UK, remain in constant touch with them, the school and the nominated host family. We will keep you regularly informed of your child’s progress.
International students aged under 18 enrolled on a full time course and in full time homestay accommodation attending the following institutions in Reading, Oxford and Bicester :
*College of Further Education
We also offer guardianship to students at boarding schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
International students aged under 18 enrolled on a full time course and in full time homestay accommodation attending the following institutions in Reading, Oxford and Bicester:
University (International foundation programme students)
Private school or boarding schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire
Colleges of Further Education
For students on full time courses in the UK, most schools in the UK require that their students whose families live overseas to have a responsible Guardian resident in the UK, normally aged over 25 years. As part of tier 4 visa requirements for under 18's suitable arrangements should be made for child students a) travel; b) reception when they arrive in the UK; and c) care while in the UK.”
Whilst at the school, your teacher will take responsibility for academic progress and welfare onsite, but there are times during the term and more especially outside term time, when the College must be able to hand over these responsibilities to a properly appointed Guardian.
A Guardian supports the student as a parent would and also manage issues and emergencies that may arise as well providing support and guidance to the student.
- Acting on behalf of parents in situations where they are unable to do so due to distance or timing.
- To support your child and help them adapt to their new school environment away from home.
- looking after the student's welfare in the UK when the school is closed for long holidays (Christmas excluded);
- providing a suitable , vetted DBS checked homestay for school holidays
- assisting you with things you may need - UK mobile sim card, school uniform etc.;
- helping you arrange your travel both in the UK (taxi, train or bus) and back home (flight bookings, transfers);
- helping you if things go wrong and unforeseen circumstances.
Our guardianship service involves:
Help with the school application
Arrangement of student and parent airport transfers
A carefully selected, DBS (police) checked and inspected,welcoming host family for your stay period and when the school is closed (Christmas holidays excluded)
24 hour emergency telephone assistance while your child is in the UK
Ongoing liaison with the school, parent and student with regular update
Two visits per year – one at the school / one at the host family
Term time point of contact for the school in case of emergency
Other services include:
Attendance at parents’ evenings and school events if required
Arrangement English Language, revision or holiday programmes if required
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