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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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HOSTuk

arranges

Weekend and Christmas

visits in British homes

for International Students

At British Universities

it s voluntary what do hosts get out of the weekend
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

It’s Voluntary . . . What do hosts get out of the weekend?
a weekend visit
Arrive Friday teatime

Enjoy a meal together

Talk about your plans

for the weekend

A Weekend Visit
saturday
A trip to the countrysideSaturday

Time

To

Explore

Photos at the seaside

Go into Town

Visit Historical Places

sunday
Attend morning service

Time to chat over breakfast

Visit local beauty spot

Maybe walk in the Park

Sunday

Before students depart after lunch

who are the students
Where do they come from?

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

h o stuk
Receive student applications and despatch them to Regional Organisers

Work with Universities

Publicise the scheme

Deal with Administration

HOSTuk

HOST has a London office staffed by a small team, lead by a Chief Executive Officer, who:

regional organisers
Regional Organisers

Arrange student visits with hosts

Keep in touch with hosts

Enrol new hosts

Liaise with nearby Universities

Publicise HOSTuk locally

universities
Universities

Publicise HOSTuk to international students:

Validate student applications:

how do the students benefit from a host weekend
Time away from University Life

Eat home cooked food

Learn about British traditions and culture

Share family stories

Become part of a family for at least a weekend

How do the students benefit from a host weekend?
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Why do hosts host?

To enjoy the company of people from other cultures

To return the hospitality given to them when far

from home

To give a welcome to students far from home

and missing family life

commitment
A host’s minimum commitment is….

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 weekend

Commitment
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