Becoming a Host Family

Become a host family
Welcome new friendly faces into your home
Earn tax free income
As well as welcoming new people to your country, there's a financial incentive too
Inspiring and supporting others
There are few things you can do with your home as rewarding as sharing it

Step 1

Start here

Firstly, fill in our host application form link below, your reply will have docuements attached, please read.  Secondly, please fill in our fire risk & gas safety assessment (don,t worry if you forget we can do this on our visit)

Thirdly, It’s really important that you fully understand our host family guidelines contract, our host family agreement with you, our fire risk assessment form before applying. These will guide you through what our students expect during their stay, our expectations of you to become a host family

Step 2

Gather documents

Next, upload or email:

– Your ID (passport or driving license);
– Your Gas Safety or Direct Heating certificate;
– current utility bill;
– Fully enhanced DBS certificate (we’ll help you with this if you don’t have it).

Step 3

Home visit

We’ll arrange a host family visit or video call with one of our team, who will go through the following so be prepared:

1. Our homestay checklist;
2. Take pictures of the family, room, and some areas of your home;
3. Verify copies of all ID (these are kept confidential to us only);
4. Go through the risk assessment;


Step 4

Get insurance

Duty of Care;

Being a host family, you must add students to your home and car insurance to meet our duty of care policy. 

We can partner with an insurance company that offers bespoke insurance, but if your current insurer is willing to add guardianship as an additional option this will be OK too

Step 5

Your all set!

Once we’re happy and you are too! you’ll become part of our  fully registered host family team and we’ll start to offer you placements when they become suitable for your family.


Know someone who’d make the perfect host and has a spare room?
We will give you £25 for every family you refer.
We will get this over to you after the family’s completed their second homestay.
Fill out our form and get started on your journey to becoming a host family.