Host Families

Host families are carefully chosen for their enthusiasm and commitment to making overseas students feel welcome and at ease in their homes,and undergo a detailed assessment of their suitability to care for overseas students.Their home is personally inspected by Anglia Guardians to ensure that they provide suitable living accommodation in accordance with The Children Act (1989) and meet the requirements of The Department of Health and Social Security. In addition all adults in the home over the age of 18 undergo police background checks (DBS) and submit references which are verified by us.

Host families undertake to provide a separate bedroom for the student and full board. They also agree to respect the religion and cultural values of the student. Additional expenses incurred during the student’s stay with the host family, such as excursions to museums, theme parks, sporting events etc. are repaid from the student’s Expenses Fund. 

All our host families offer free fast wi-fi, and are non-smokers. Parents can request families with or without pets.

One of our students with the host family's daughter

Our students are treated as part of the family!

Three Bishop's Stortford College Students with their host mother

Students with their host family