" I think my host is a really kind person, she takes care of me and taught me a lot of things such as English table manners.
I think I had more chance to speak English with people, which can improve my language a lot, and I experienced different experience which I can not have from school. Also the house is really clean and food is delicious. "
Sixth Form Student
Whenever school is closed for weekends and half term holidays, English Country Guardians can arrange for students to stay in a home near to their school. They will be cared for by a Host Family. This is known as a “Homestay”.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about the way of life in England and to further improve their language skills.
When school is closed
What are Host Families like?
There is no “typical” family. All the houses are different. Families may be large or small. The family may be young or older. They may have children, grandchildren or pets. We ensure that your child likes their host family and is happy and comfortable during their stay.
All host families are kind and friendly. They like meeting new people and learning about other cultures. They are committed to helping and caring for overseas students.
Own bedroom or option to share with friend or sibling.
A quiet space to study.
Full board – 3 meals per day.
Drinks and snacks between meals if required.
Some entertainment provided by host family.
Contact with their Educational Guardian.
Group activities and excursions organised by English Country Guardians.
What to expect at Homestay:-
" At half term homestay, besides doing homework I did all sorts of activities like puzzles, watched TV every night (which helps me learn more about life here), playing, cooking etc. I’m looking forward to my next homestay very much. "
Year 10 Student