Become a Host Family

We are always looking to increase our network of Host Families. Our families find that hosting international students during their breaks from school to be extremely rewarding, fun and educational for themselves and their own children, not to mention a valuable extra income. Most of our students stay with the same host family during their time in the UK, as they find the stability, friendship and comfort of familiar surroundings and people a great support to them whilst studying here.

Our students require full board accommodation for short periods throughout the school year. A summary of the occasions when our students stay with host families is shown below:

Exeat Weekends

Normally there are two exeats per term, from late afternoon on the Friday to the Sunday afternoon / evening.

Half Terms

These normally run for 10 days (for a 'one week' half term it would be from the Friday afternoon to the following Sunday afternoon. Some schools have 2 week half terms (usually the October one) where the stay would be 16 days.

Occasional Stays

We may, occasionally, ask if you can accommodate a student at the beginning and / or end of a term in the event of the following circumstances:

  • If the school is closed due to bad weather
  • Illness
  • If the student arrives prior to the school term commencing (travel arrangements sometimes cause this)
  • If the student is not due to travel home at the end of the school term (as above)
  • Other, unforeseen circumstances

If you would like to become a host family, you can download our host family application form here or contact us directly on the details shown below - we look forward to hearing from you.

Click here to download our Host Family Application form

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Edward & Sarah Lane

Abbey Guardians Ltd
135 Fairfield Park Road
United Kingdom

Tel / Fax: +44 (0)1225 442097

Mobile: +44 (0)7944 468942

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