Become a Host Family

The Astute Homestay service provides accommodation arrangements for international students to live in a host family home for the full duration of their stay. Our Host families offer international students a private room in their home for a period of time, with a minimum stay of 2 nights and a maximum stay of up to 3 months. 

Host family accommodation is very popular with English language students, as it is an opportunity for them to experience British culture, form new friendships and gain useful speaking and listening skills through everyday interactions with their host and their family.

What we can offer

We believe a happy host will make the students happy.

Benefit 1

Chance to broaden your experiences and knowledge of other cultures.

Benefit 3

Earn a generous remuneration.

Benefit 2

Opportunity to make lifelong friendships with people from different parts of the world.

Benefit 4

An avenue to do good by accommodating a student in your home.

3 Requirements

Things you need to become a host family
living room with window view


You and your family can provide a safe and welcoming environment for young international guests.


You have a spare room that is clean, private and maintained to a high standard.


You are able host young people for long- or short-term stays.

How it Works


Send us an email expressing your interest in applying and we will contact you as soon as possible with a host family application form.

Check up

All host families must agree to have a DBS check, and for their homes to be inspected to make sure they meet health and safety standards.


We match hosts to students depending on factors such as young children, pets and lifestyles. Students will be expected to abide by reasonable household rules.


Once a booking has been confirmed, the host can get ready to welcome the first guests by preparing the communal spaces in their home and getting the shopping in for the stay.

Welcome your guest!

All that’s left is for the host family to meet their student/s on arrival night with a warm welcome and a big smile and enjoy the hosting experience!

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