When you become a homestay with Study Links there are different hosting options available which can suit individual situations. It’s important that our homestay experiences benefit both the student and the homestay and making sure our registered homestays choose the right option for them is an important factor in achieving this.
Short term homestay
Our short term homestays range from a weekend to a few weeks. They are generally for students who attend boarding school and need family support during half term holidays and weekends and need a supportive family environment during this time.
Our short term homestays also provide accommodation to students who want to understand more about what it’s like living with a homestay in the UK and to visiting family members of students.
Additionally, as a short term homestay you can host groups who are visiting the UK for summer schools, short courses and study tours.
Long term homestay
We class long term homestay provision as ranging from one month to several years as students progress through their studies here in the UK. When hosting a student on a long term basis, we find they quickly become part of the family – taking part in activities, gatherings and trips.
Becoming a long-term homestay is a rich and lasting experience and students who stay with our host families benefit from the open, sharing culture that their hosts create. Throughout the whole hosting duration, our homestays are supported by the Study Links team – answering questions, hosting events like our summer BBQs, and making sure that both homestays and students are enjoying their time with each other.
A homestay option for you
There are different ways to become a host for our students, to discuss the one that’s right for you, speak to our Homestay Team on 01274 679710