What is Student Hosting?

Every year hundreds of young people from around the world visit North Wales?  They come to learn more about Britain, meet local people and use their English.  Most are high school students  on school trips with their teachers.  It is something like the French exchanges that you may remember from your own school days.

During the day, students visit the local area with their school.  At the end of the day, they go back to their host families; local people who provide a ‘home from home’.

International students LOVE North Wales!

Students really enjoy staying with local people and finding out about our way of life -and that is where our fantastic hosts come in.

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Here are just a few reasons why people host:

  • Meeting new people from different countries: Hosting an international student is incredibly rewarding experience for the whole family.
  • Earn and extra income: We pay generous expenses to our hosts. Enough for those little extras like helping your own children, saving for a holiday or buying Christmas presents.
  • Host around your work or other commitments: Students are out on excursions 8am to 7pm, leaving you free to get on with your usual activities.

Our hosts come in all shapes and sizes.  From families with children to single pensioners; hosting can be a great opportunity to practise new language skills, learn about other cultures and get to know some brilliant young people.  We have families, couples and single hosts who all live in a variety of different homes, from apartments to bungalows to detached houses. The most important thing is that our hosts care about the safety and well being of the student.


  • A means of transport (car) is a must
  • A spare room or a room that can be given over to students
  • The room should be big enough for two separate beds (bunk beds are fine)
  • A friendly, inviting home

If you are not sure if your home is suitable, please just give us a call.  We can go over what is needed and let you know then and there.

All our hosts must also have a DBS check and supply two references.  If you don’t already have a DBS check (the old CRB), then we can do a check for you at no extra expense.

If you are interested in hosting but you’re not sure if it’s right for you, just call us.  We will give you a fair and honest explanation of everything that it involves.

Tel: 01745 603148