Becoming a happy ‘Host Family’

Do you have a spare room; are you looking to enhance your cultural experience; or do you have a child studying a language at school?  Becoming a host family could well be the answer to all of the above, and more.  We have a vast number of students from across Europe beginning up to one academic year at a local school in your area and we are looking to find suitable host families who would be willing to make these great students a part of their family!

Why would you do it and what are the benefits?

Welcoming an international student in to your home may seem like a daunting prospect but there are many reasons why you may choose to do so!

  • Enhance the social and cultural development of both your family and the visiting student
  • Create new and long lasting cross-cultural friendships and connections
  • Generate a reliable source of income
  • Provide a rewarding experience for your family that they will engage in, be educated by and enjoy!

Whatever the reason, we are looking for families of all backgrounds that have a dedicated, supportive and welcoming home environment who are willing to share their homes with an international guest!

Experiencing Family Life

In becoming a host family we do not expect you to change your everyday family life; In fact far from it, as we prepare the Xplore UK students to fully immerse themselves in to your household and its daily routine.  By treating the student as your own son or daughter they will quickly feel part of the family unit and embrace your culture and way of life.  The cultural exchange is two-way and having an international student in the home will give you and your family the opportunity to compare and contrast traditions and habits.  Outside of study time and in particular during evenings and at weekends, represents the ideal time to get to know one another and spend time together enjoying family activities and days out.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please don’t hesitate to contact the Xplore My Choice UK team with any questions you may have on 01449 742 704 or email [email protected]

 

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