Benefits of Hosting International Students

Why should you become a host family? Welcoming international students into your home can be a hugely positive experience for both the students and the hosts.

HSI host families tell us that they love hosting our students because:

  • they teach our hosts and their families about new cultures and languages.
  • our students add something special to the home environment.
  • they can remain life-long friends with the students they host.
Host father helps students with school work

Who can be a Host?

Excellent host families come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re interested in hosting international students and you fit the following criteria, we would like to hear from you. If you

  • Have a spare room in your house (single/private).
  • Can provide space for a student to study away from excessive noise or distraction.
  • Are excited by the prospect of learning about new cultures and countries.
  • You and your family’s lifestyle can accommodate the needs and demands of a young person.

If you think that you could provide a safe and supportive living environment for a young international student, then please get in touch with us today.

Want to learn more? Visit our FAQ page!

Safeguarding and Student Welfare

As we are responsible and professional guardians, and as a part of our accreditations we require that all our host families to provide:

  • the relevant police background checks for each adult member of the family who regularly spends the night at the family home.
  • two personal references for the lead host parent.
  • a copy of a valid gas safety certificate.
  • and are visited by a member of the HSI Student Advisor team prior to hosting.

Take a look at our accreditation’s here…

Take a look at our privacy notice here…


Contact us today to learn more