International Students and UK Hosts Welcome to HOST


Are you interested in meeting international students?

HOST would love to make the introductions!

We are always looking for more volunteer hosts all over the country. Helping a student to feel welcome is not just ‘a kind thing to do’. It is fun to share our way of life for a day or two, see ourselves with other eyes, explain the peculiarities of the English language, and the oddness of some of our customs. We can also have our eyes opened and our interest in other countries fuelled by getting to know someone from another part of the world.

At the moment we have many students eager to experience Christmas in someone’s home. For some, the alternative is to spend Christmas on an almost deserted university campus. So if you could squeeze one more into your family party; or if sharing Christmas would make it more special for you – please get in touch with HOST as soon as possible and we will tell you more. Thank you!

student decorating tree.jpgAre you an international student?

HOST is here for you, to help you feel more ‘at home’ in this country. Our friendly hosts are waiting to welcome you to their homes for a short visit. Spending a day or a weekend with a host family is quite different from being a tourist. You will learn a lot by taking part in our way of life, and your hosts will be interested in you, so you will not feel so far from home.

We look forward to welcoming you.

International Students

You can experience the way of life in the UK as the guest of one of our friendly approved hosts who live in many different parts of Britain.

HOST promotes international friendship and understanding by arranging for international students at British universities to meet UK residents in their homes.

Interested in hosting?

HOST is always looking for friendly volunteers who would like to welcome one or two international students to their home for a day, weekend or Christmas visit. You do not need to live near a university.

Support us

HOST is an unusual charity, but like all voluntary organisations, we rely on support from people who appreciate the value of what we do. Please click read more below to find out more!

Work with us

HOST always has vacancies for volunteers, sometimes interns and occasionally a paid post is available. Click read more if this interests you!

The HOST Team

Meet the people who work for HOST

Contact us

Unit K106, The Biscuit Factory, Tower Bridge Business Complex, 100 Clements Road, Southwark, London, SE16 4DG


Tel: 0207739 6292


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