www.hostuk.org. H O ST uk. arranges Weekend and Christmas visits in British homes for International Students At British Universities. Meet new people from around the world Learn about other cultures in a personal way Possibly make new friends Show your guest your favourite places.
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Weekend and Christmas
visits in British homes
for International Students
At British Universities
Learn about other cultures in a personal way
Possibly make new friends
Show your guest your favourite placesIt’s Voluntary . . . What do hosts get out of the weekend?
Enjoy a meal together
Talk about your plans
for the weekendA Weekend Visit
Photos at the seaside
Go into Town
Visit Historical Places
Time to chat over breakfast
Visit local beauty spot
Maybe walk in the ParkSunday
Before students depart after lunch
Why do they want to go on a HOST visit?Who are the students?
Young people who could be thousands of mile from home.
Many are in their 20’s and 30’s
Work with Universities
Publicise the scheme
Deal with AdministrationHOSTuk
HOST has a London office staffed by a small team, lead by a Chief Executive Officer, who:
Arrange student visits with hosts
Keep in touch with hosts
Enrol new hosts
Liaise with nearby Universities
Publicise HOSTuk locally
Publicise HOSTuk to international students:
Validate student applications:
Time away from University Life Organisers
Eat home cooked food
Learn about British traditions and culture
Share family stories
Become part of a family for at least a weekendHow do the students benefit from a host weekend?
Why do hosts host? Organisers
To enjoy the company of people from other cultures
To return the hospitality given to them when far
To give a welcome to students far from home
and missing family life
A host’s minimum commitment is…. Organisers
to welcome one student for 1 weekend in a year
This is always by agreement between host and Regional Organiser
….but we hope that you can offer more than one weekendCommitment