• BECOME A HOST

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WHY HOST?

Hosting an overseas student is a great way to make new friends and learn about other cultures while earning  some money from your spare room.


It is a safe, professionally managed way to have vetted short-term lodgers who are visiting London exclusively for academic purposes.

Become a Host

Earn Up to £300 a week

Flexibility to fit your lifestyle

Unique Cultural Experience

Make Life long  Friendships

WHY HOST?

Hosting an overseas student is a great way to make new friends and learn about other cultures while earning  some money from your spare room.


It is a safe, professionally managed way to have vetted short-term lodgers who are visiting London exclusively for academic purposes.

Become a Host

Earn Up to £300 a week

Unique Cultural Experience

Flexibility to fit your lifestyle

Make Life long  Friendships

WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME A HOST

Spare room | Host Family Stay

1

A spare room

The fundamental to a homestay! We must ensure that all rooms offered are fit for purpose and meet our cleanliness requirements 

Wardrobe | Host Family Stay

2

A wardrobe

Your available room must include a wardrobe or other suitable area for your guests to store their clothes and belongings

Study space | Host Family Stay

3

Study space

A space to study is important for many guests. 

You need to provide access to a study space 

within your home if the available 

room does not have a study desk 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME A HOST

Spare room | Host Family Stay

1

A spare room

The fundamental to a homestay! We must ensure that all rooms offered are fit for purpose and meet our cleanliness requirements 

Wardrobe | Host Family Stay

2

A wardrobe

Your available room must include a wardrobe or other suitable area for your guests to store their clothes and belongings

Study space | Host Family Stay

3

Study space

A space to study is important for many guests. 

You need to provide access to a study space 

within your home if the available room 

does not have a study desk 

5 STEPS
TO BECOME A HOST

STEP 1

APPLY

Fill in the registration form here to let us know about yourself, your home and preferences

STEP 2

HOME VISIT

We will arrange a home visit and may take some pictures of the rooms and common areas to help us create your host profile for schools and students

STEP 3

COMPLETE ONBOARDING

We arrange the paperwork for you and once completed you will have joined the Host Family Stay network!

STEP 4

HOMESTAY BOOKING

We will contact you with bookings that match your profile. The more flexible and open you are with your preferences, the more bookings you will be likely to receive!

STEP 5

WELCOME YOUR GUEST!

Welcome your first guest and enjoy the experience!

REMUNERATION TO HOSTS

Weekly rates depend on the property's condition and amenities, location and meal plans offered and generally vary between £100 to £300 per week. You will have your assigned rate once your registration is complete. Payments are made every 2 weeks in arrears via bank transfer to the hosts’ bank account.

REMUNERATION TO HOSTS

Mobile Version

Weekly rates depend on the property's condition and amenities, location and meal plans offered and generally vary between £100 to £300 per week. You will have your assigned rate once your registration is complete. Payments are made every 2 weeks in arrears via bank transfer to the hosts’ bank account.

WHO ARE OUR GUESTS 

Host Family Stay is working with schools, universities and travel agencies to arrange accommodation for their students in London. Below you can see profiles of typical guests placed by Host Family Stay.

Studying English

Students visiting UK to study English

Age range for this group varies between 14 and 26 and they come from all around the world

Semester Abroad

Students enrolled on semester abroad program

Age range for this group varies between 18 and 23 and they come from all around the world

Interns

Students doing internships in London

Age range for this group varies between 18 and 26 and they come from all around the world, predominantly from EU

Academic visitors on training

Academic visitors attending training program

Age range for this group varies between 22 and 38 and they come from all around the world

WHO ARE OUR GUESTS 

Host Family Stay is working with schools, universities and travel agencies to arrange accommodation for their students in London. Below you can see profiles of typical guests placed by Host Family Stay.

Studying English

Students visiting UK to study English

Semester Abroad

Students enrolled on semester abroad program

Interns

Students doing internships in London

Academic visitors on training

Academic visitors attending training program

FAQ

What are my responsibilities as a Host?

Hosts must provide a bed, wardrobe and study space as well as meal plan(s), breakfast as a minimum. Hosts will be expected to be friendly, help guests improve their spoken English and guide them as they adjust to life in the UK.​​

Who are guests? 
and where do they come from?

Most Host Family Stay guests are students or interns between the ages of 16-28 and many come from EU countries. They visit the UK to either study English, get work experience or participate in a semester abroad, Erasmus or other exchange program.

How long is a typical homestay?

Typical duration of homestay with host families is 2 to 4 weeks, although some guests prefer to stay for up to 5-6 months, subject to their host's availability. You are welcome to host for as long as you prefer at any one time. 

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Refer your friends and colleagues to Host Family Stay and earn a £50 referral commission

Learn More and Refer a Friend

READY TO START?

READY TO START?

REGISTER AS A HOST