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Friends of HOST

For over 30 years, HOST has been working to extend the hand of friendship to international students from all over the world who come to study in the UK. Many of these students go on to be leaders of industry, senior within government or politically influential. Through our work, they are more knowledgeable about Britain and more positive about its values and culture than many other alumni. Today, more than ever, it is important to build understanding between countries and between those from different backgrounds and cultures.

By becoming a Friend of HOST, you enable us to continue to promote international friendship and understanding. We keep our Friends informed about HOST with twice-yearly newsletters.

If you would like to become a Friend of HOST and make a monthly donation, please select one of the options below. If you would like to donate a different amount, please contact HOST directly.

Payment Options


Thank you so much for wanting to support HOST’s work with a gift of money.  This will help us to offer HOST invitations to more international students.

Tell others

Could you send out a tweet? Like us on Facebook? Or send the link to our website to your contacts?

Or could you get a small item published in a newsletter you know or your local paper or community magazine? There are a couple of suitable little things below you might use.

Thank you so much for your help!

50 words

Would you like to invite an adult international student at a UK university to spend a day or a weekend with you? Students are keen to learn about life here and share their culture. HOST is a voluntary programme, promoting international understanding and goodwill. 

100 words—general

Here's an inviting opportunity!

International students at UK universities come from China, India, the USA, Africa, Europe – all over the world, in fact.

Some would love to visit a British home, make friends, find out about our way of life and share their own culture with their hosts.

HOST is a voluntary programme arranging one-off weekend and Christmas invitations with hospitable people who see this as an exciting thing to do and a worthwhile contribution to good international relations.

Could you offer an invitation?

See or call EIL UK on 01684 562577 to be put in touch with your local organiser.

Contact us


17 Graham Road, Malvern,

Worcestershire WR14 2HR


Tel: 01684 562577


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HOST's legacy

Former international students, who came to the UK and used the HOST programme in the 1980's, are now seeing their own children have the same opportunity to study in Britain and meet local people. We hope that the children of the present generation of international students in the UK will be able to do the same in 25 years' time.

If you are planning to leave a legacy to a charity in your will, please consider helping us to keep HOST going for the next generation.

This wording is all you need:

“I give and bequeath the following charitable legacy, free of all taxes and duties: the sum of [words and figures] to HOST UK at EIL UK 17 Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2HR (Registered Charity Number 327592).”