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Host an overseas guest and gain firsthand knowledge of a new culture while you earn a tax-free income.

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Becoming a homestay host

Have you have thought about the possibility of unlocking the door to your spare room and hosting an international student? UKguests can help you earn an additional weekly tax-free income for that holiday or special occasion.

Youth We are always looking for friendly homestay hosts in North, South, East and West London to accommodate our international students and other visitors who come to London each year.

What is homestay?

Homestay is a living arrangement where families and/or single people offer a student/guest a private room in their home for a short period of time. This is typically from one week to three months, depending on the nature of the visit. Some guests choose to stay for a longer period of time, which may sometimes extend for up to a year. Long-term guests are usually completing a degree, studying an intense English language course, or on a work internship/placement.

Homestay accommodation is generally requested by English language schools and universities, who offer their international students a package of English language lessons and homestay accommodation, as this helps to improve their English. In addition, they also have the opportunity to experience the British way of life and form new friendships with hosts and other guests, often for many years to come.

Could you be a host?

  • Do you have a spare room that is clean, private and decorated to a good standard?
  • Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world?
  • Could you provide a warm welcome to an international guest?
  • Would you welcome an additional weekly income?
  • Would you welcome some extra company?
  • Would you like to host for only part of the year without the inconvenience of a long-term lodger?

If so, why not apply to become a host with us? For more information, please contact us.

Use Our Online Application Form


I think that it is a good idea that international students live in a British family when they come to England. In this way, students can learn English more easily and practise it all the time.