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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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Host testimonials


"It was my first time hosting students and I found the experience to be most enriching. During her stay, Dilek and I have shared many wonderful moments together, including spending the day at Westfield shopping centre (Stratford) and gorging on fresh pretzels and chocolates from Hotel Chocolat, and attending the 100% Design show at Earls' Court with privileged access to the VIP lounge.

I have found Dilek to be a truly wonderful person! She has been an inspiration to us all! Dilek and I have become friends, promising to keep in touch with each other via Skype and otherwise.

Thank you once again UKguests! I look forward to welcoming more international students into my home."


"The students I have had in the past have been great and when problems arose, I found the staff extremely helpful and understanding. This as a host I find very reassuring, as at the end of the day we are all trying to provide the best service to these students."

Mr and Mrs Reich

"Just wanted to say what an enjoyable experience having our first student was. She was absolutely charming and so easy to please! It was during our heat wave time, so eating out in the garden every night, discussing different topics and translating conversations made my husband and I feel we were abroad!!

She was very complimentary about our house and expressed how she had enjoyed her stay.



"I started hosting students a few years ago and I really didn't know what I was taking on. Many years on and I would say to anyone that the experience is wonderful. Taking on students from all different cultures to share my home life with and treating them as part of my family, makes me feel a sense of fulfilment, and as for the students, they feel welcome and relaxed. I have still maintained a good relationship with the students after they have returned back to their families.

I would personally recommend anyone thinking about hosting for the first time, just take the plunge, you would love it, learning about different cultures, and them learning about you too.

I would like to say again thank you, UKguests, for letting me share this experience, as I am still hosting today and it's always still a pleasure."


"It was my first time hosting an international student. I really enjoyed the experience and would gladly meet, greet and host a student wishing to explore London again."


"Hosting for UKguests is an absolute pleasure. I started hosting for UKguests in 2006. I can honestly say it has been a great experience. I have met students from all parts of the world and learnt about a number of different cultures.

I have found all staff at UKguests to be very polite, helpful and efficient and my host family payments are always sent out on time.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all UKguests staff for sending me such wonderful guests."

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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.