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Spring into an authentic UK experience!

by: UKguests on 11th Apr, 2016

small_20161012-123828Tulips.jpg Spring into an authentic UK experience!
For us, the daffodils blooming across London don't just announce the arrival of Spring, but also of many international students seeking homestay accommodation. If you are not yet familiar with UKguests, we specialise in providing safe and welcoming 'home' environments for international students of all ages by working with experienced homestay hosts in London. Our homestay accommodation is proven to help students enjoy a more authentic experience of the UK as well as vastly improve their English skills. UKguests was established in 2005 by a family who were experienced hosts themselves, so we understand the importance of providing a great homestay environment.

You can find out more about our homestay accommodation, our amazing hosts and a 'typical day' at UKguests HQ in this newsletter. Alternatively, call us on +44 (0) 207 998 3445 if we can help you place groups or individual students with our experienced and vetted hosts.

A 'Typical Day' at UKguests HQ
No two days are the same at UKguests HQ. Something we are sure our clients can relate to!

Every client is important to us and we get to know them personally - whether they are a student, a host, an agent or a contact at an international language school. For this reason, our days often begin by checking in with hosts and students and making sure everyone is settling well, or meeting with our agents and schools to discuss how we can help them with their accommodation requirements.

When we aren't meeting with clients, we focus on processing DBS checks for our hosts providing accommodation for students aged under 18 and searching our large database of established hosts to find the perfect matches for our students. We also ensure that we keep up to date with legislation changes by attending conferences and courses and researching the latest policies, procedures and best practices.

How homestay helps students

UKguests is a corporate member of English UK and a British Council registered provider of London-based homestay accommodation for adults and under 18s. We provide both individual and group accommodation which includes
-Homestay accommodation with easy access to underground/national rail stations
-Hosts that are located in close proximity to each other - great for group bookings
-DBS checked hosts for students aged under 18, offering daily pick up and drop off services
-Airport transfer services
Students who use our homestay accommodation tell us that it gave them a better insight into what life in the UK is really like by staying in a family environment. In addition, they found that their language skills were vastly improved by living with a British family. Many of our host families and students end up staying in touch and forging lifelong friendships.

If you would like to find out more about how our homestay accommodation is renowned all over the world for enhancing students' UK-based studies and experiences, visit our website www.ukguests.co.uk

Whatever their background, our homestay hosts have one thing in common - they find hosting a really rewarding experience. Not just the chance to teach a student about British culture and help improve their language but also a chance to learn about other cultures through the young people who stay with them.

Here, one of our experienced hosts, Elizabeth, tells us how hosting has been for her family:

"Over the years we have hosted hundreds of guests from around the globe, certainly more than we can remember. Now, almost a decade after we began hosting, we are enjoying the experience as much as ever. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what we enjoy most about hosting - it's a bit like always being on an educational holiday you never have to pack a suitcase for. All of our guests have had amazing personalities and have left behind treasured memories of fun times we've had together. We feel truly thankful to have shared these experiences through UKguests."

Get in touch today to find out how we can provide your students with an unforgettable homestay experience!

Email us at info@ukguests.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 207 998 3445

Victoria

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.