COULD YOU PROVIDE A SAFE AND WELCOMING PLACE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN YOUR HOME?
We are looking for hosts for short to medium stays for junior (12+) and adult (18+) students in North Wales
Becoming a volunteer host is a rewarding experience. Our hosts enjoy welcoming international students into their homes and finding out about other cultures and countries.
- All expenses paid
- Full, ongoing support from our local coordinator
- Student stays from just 4 nights plus
We take all kinds of people to become hosts. It can be young or old, families or single people. The important thing is that you enjoy welcoming young people into your home.
Contact Kath or Jenny on (00 44) 01745 603148 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will call you back.
Hosts will be required to have a DBS check and have two references followed up.
Meet our hosts
Paul and Sonia became homestay hosts because they wanted their children to meet people from other countries, “We started hosting because we thought it would be nice for our kids to meet people from other countries. For us it has been a positive experience. We have got to find out about different traditions and celebrations and really enjoyed having students to stay”.
Paul is a college lecturer and Sonia is a child minder. They have a son age 8, Frankie, and Gina their teenage daughter. There is also a lively little dog called Molly. The whole family love being outdoors, walking, doing sports and visiting places in North Wales.
Talking about the experience of hosting and spending time with students, Sonia says:
“We look up songs to share, we play board games with younger students and we go to the beach or the mountains. We like to get to know the students so we ask them about their day, their homes: pets is usually a good topic. We help students with their homework and help them to find out about cultural things because it is often so different. When students arrive they are mostly very tired so we just give them some food, show them around and make sure they know the arrangements. For food, its good to do stuff that’s traditional and mix it with some ‘teen’ food so they can try it out. Some students really like salad, fruit and vegetables so we do that as well. The best is to just ask them”
Sonia says, “I’d always recommend hosting, especially if you have kids aged 8 plus.”