What is a host family?
Being a host family with MyEducation (UK) means opening your home to a young person from overseas and welcoming them into your family unit and life. Host families allow high school exchange students the opportunity to fulfill their dream to live as a local in a foreign country. With MyEducation (UK) host families across the country are able to show high school students what it means to be British and to welcome them into their lives.
So, what is a host family? A host family is a very special group of people who are able to welcome a young person into their home and allow the student the chance to enrich their lives while also enriching the lives of their host family members. It is an experience that families and students will never forget and will make lifelong relationships together
What does a host family provide?
Hosting is a voluntary experience but MyEducation (UK) is able to offer a financial contribution to all host families to cover the costs associated with hosting a young person in your home. These reimbursements are paid monthly and in exchange for these payments the host family are asked to offer their student:
- A room in their home with a bed and closet space
- An area for the student to complete homework
- All meals - packed lunch for school days (which students can make)
- Love and support
- A chance to become part of their family and live like a typical British teenager