International Students and UK Hosts Welcome to HOST

HOST programmes have moved to a new home at EIL UK. Wherever possible, Festive Stays, weekend breaks and cultural exchanges will be running across the UK this Autumn with extra health and safety in place. For more information contact:

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Hosts meet interesting, well-educated adults keen to talk about their own culture; look at their own country through other eyes; and have the pleasure of offering a worthwhile experience and a little home-from-home for a short time, to people far from their own families.



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HOST visits can be for a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas. Their significance for  hosts and guests is much greater than their length suggests. So, why not meet each other, learn to understand one another, and make the world a kinder, friendlier, more welcoming place?





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

HOST UK, Sylvia Adams House, 24 The Common, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0NB


Tel: 0207739 6292


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