Become a Homestay Host

Become a Homestay Host

Host an International Student for St Giles

Many St Giles International students stay with carefully selected families while studying at one of our schools. Staying with a host family gives our students a fantastic opportunity to immerse themselves into a new culture and the English language.

Our Locations:

To apply to become a homestay host, or to find out more from our Accommodation Officers, please choose your city below.

Why become a homestay host with St Giles?

  • You can make new friends from across the world and learn about their different cultures
  • 24/7 support for both the hosts and the students is provided
  • You will receive fortnightly payment for hosting a student
  • We have students from over 100 countries, aging from 16 to 70
  • We have over 60 years of experience in providing homestays four our students
  • You will become part of our widespread and fantastic community of hosts
“We have been hosting students for more than 25 years and the benefits have been two fold both economically and really far more importantly gaining long lasting friendships and the ability to promote international understanding which must be encouraged. Some of the students are now married with children of their own and keep in touch often finding us on Facebook and we have a great collection of photos and letters”

Reeva Godson, London Central

What do you need to become a homestay host?

  • At least one spare room that would offer students the space to both sleep and study
  • A home no further than 45-60 minutes by public transport to one of our centres (Brighton and Vancouver also offer Suburban which can be up to 75 minutes away)
  • An enthusiasm for sharing your culture and experiences with others, whilst simultaneously learning about theirs

Absolutely everything else is flexible!

If you would like to host an international student, then we would love to hear from you! To apply or find out more, contact the Accommodation Officer at your local centre. Contact details and application forms for each school can be found above.