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Host a student

A rewarding experience for you and your family

What’s involved?

Our students

Our students come from all over the world. They come to Great Britain to learn about the culture and language. They live with a host family, go to school, and integrate into the local community.

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Your own children

Hosting a student can be a great opportunity to teach younger children about other countries and the world around them. For families with teenagers, hosting can be a great opportunity to make international friends, practice language skills and learn about other countries and cultures

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Making a difference

The first exchange programmes were started in the US after the Second World War. The aim was to increase intercultural understanding between the young people of the world, and thereby reduce the risk of future conflict. The importance of intercultural understanding hasn’t reduced over the years, and hosting an international student is a good way to contribute to this.

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InterStudies

International exchange is a great investment in the future for a young person. We are passionate about providing young people with this opportunity, and we are grateful for the amazing contribution our host families make to our programme.

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What’s involved?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I’m interested in working as an LSC

Many of our LSCs started as host families and wanted to get more involved. If you are interested, click the link below for more information.


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Contact us

If you have any questions about hosting a student with InterStudies please use the contact form or details below to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

InterStudies

Contact info

15 Annandale Street
Edinburgh EH7 4AW

+44 (0) 131 6340540



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