What is homestay accommodation?
Apply here Homestay is a very popular accommodation option for overseas students coming to the United Kingdom. Many of our students are here to improve their English and the immersive environment of staying with a friendly and welcoming homestay host is well proven to deliver real benefits in practicing and improving their English language skills. If you enjoy being around new cultures and international people and are caring, flexible and supportive, you could become one of our select homestay hosts.
Who do we work with?
Host-Link is the leading provider of homestay accommodation in the heart of Thames Valley and we have recently expanded our operations into the Oxford area. We work with academic institutions, language schools and national and international tour group organisers and manage the process of providing homestay accommodation, enabling students to enjoy an exceptional experience in a family environment that will enrich their lives for years to come.
What do we offer you?
Our homestay model has been developed over the past decade and we provide all the information and support you need as a host family to create a safe and welcoming environment for our students. We have well defined selection processes and comprehensive documentation so that you know exactly what to provide for the students and who to contact should you need any help, whatever time of night or day.
What is involved in being a host?
You need to be English speaking and able to provide a comfortably furnished bedroom, meals and support in a welcoming atmosphere. We have a regular need for homestay accommodation throughout the year allowing you to choose the time that works best for you. Our documentation pack, which is given to all new hosts, covers all the important areas to create a successful homestay such as: - Accommodation requirements – Meal plans – Facilities such as laundry, telephone, internet – Arrivals and departures – Access to the home – Medical emergencies – Safety and insurance – Payments Working alongside our experienced staff, this ensures that you have all the information you need to give the students a memorable experience and ensure they are all conscientiously looked after and treated consistently. In return you will receive weekly payments as well as a truly rewarding experience. Many of our hosts keep in touch with the students who have stayed with them for years to come.
What to do next?
If you are interested in becoming one of our host families and providing homestay accommodation to students then just speak with one of our consultants and we will arrange to come and meet with you and explain everything in more detail. Call us now on +44 (0) 7958 343 981, complete our Enquiry form on the Home page or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To become a homestay, Apply here.