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"We always try and match our students with the right host families."

Opening up your home to become a host family with UK Guardians is a unique, rewarding, fun and educational experience for all the family. It gives families a chance to host a language student, meet new friends and appreciate learning and sharing differences in cultures and languages.

Becoming a host family and welcoming an international student to your home will allow them to experience maximum immersion by living as ‘locals’. Also, hosting a foreign student gives them the opportunity to understand and experience British culture.


Join UK Guardians group of host families today and offer our students an overwhelming experience which can change their view of the world.


It’s a great opportunity for our students to engage and experience British culture with a local family. Also, there is a chance for you as a host family to learn a different culture as well as meeting new people without leaving your home. There are other fantastic benefits when hosting with ETC International College, for example:

Host juniors or adults. You are not obliged to take every student offered; tell us your preferences and availability.

UK Guardians have a large portfolio of Host Families all over the UK available for our students studying in Boarding schools. We always try and match our students with the right host families to make sure they feel relaxed and safe. Once we know we have made a good match the student is likely to return to the Host family for all School Holidays. This is beneficial for the student and the host family in building trust and confidence.


We always encourage the host family to include the students with there everyday activities and students are also expected to try and embrace every opportunity that is given to them.


All our Host families are DBS checked through the Disclosure and Barring Service, British police database and this is a requirement by UK law. We also have a specialised accommodation team that will come to the property to do a full inspection and go through all the terms and conditions. Regular checks will be carried out at the discretion of the UK Guardians team.


If you would like to be apart for an exciting experience and become a host family in your local area click on the ‘APPLY TO BECOME A HOST FAMILY’ button and fill in the application form.