Foundation Scotland funded students enjoying late spring and summer visits

Earlier this year HOST UK has been awarded funding by Foundation Scotland to enable 20 international students from Scottish Universities to take part in the HOST scheme for free. We are delighted that all these free places have been assigned and many of the visits have started to take place over the last few weeks and will continue into the summer.  

We are currently collecting photos & stories from students to share them more widely. Below you can see Avinand from Guyana, studying at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, enjoying rural Aberdeenshire.


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host party n ireland december 2014.jpgHosts in N Ireland met for a Christmas lunch.




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Action Replay in Uganda

Early in 2013, we welcomed Brenda, Ambrose and Danny—three mature students from Uganda at Aberdeen University. We had such fun together that they came back again and again, bringing more friends with them. We had to draft in friends and family to help with transport, and had picnics, games of football and ceilidhs all over NE Scotland.

This summer we went to visit them—6 of us. The hospitality was unforgettable: lots of delicious food, laughter and joy. They even laid on a football match, and a ceilidh just to make us feel at home. Brenda had enjoyed the dancing so much in Aberdeenshire she had found some ex-pats who do ceilidh dancing every week, joined the group and is now one of the major players.

We have completely fallen in love with Uganda and her people.

Jackie Ross, Host in North Scotland