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Hosting an International Student

Be a Host!

If you like to meet new people and have an interest in different cultures, have you thought about being a host for the University of Warwick's Short Courses team?

We have groups of international students, teachers and professionals arriving throughout the year and studying with us for anything from 2 weeks to 2 months.

Homestay is a vital part of the student experience and your students will want to talk to you as much as possible to both improve their language skills and learn about UK culture. We welcome hosts who are single, married, retired or with young families. Your enthusiasm and ability to offer a warm and welcoming environment is really important to us and our students.

As a homestay host you can earn £200 a week per student.

What is needed to be a host?

  • We are keen to recruit hosts who have access to a direct bus route to the University. The main areas we are recruiting in or around are Earlsdon, Eastern Green, Stivichall, Finham and Kenilworth.
  • Students need a private, single/double room with space for clothes storage and preferably a small desk for study, although this could be a table in another area of your home.
  • During the week, your guest will require breakfast and an evening meal, and at weekends they will require breakfast, lunch and dinner (although the students are mostly out at weekends on University arranged trips or have made their own arrangements).
  • When the students arrive, we ask hosts to come to the University to meet them and take them home. Likewise, on departure day, we ask that you take them to the designated pick up point.