This is where we answer the most common questions prospective Host Families might have. If you have any specific questions not covered here, please call us.
How many students can I host at one time?
We usually match 1 student with 1 host family, however we have families who can host upto 2 students at one time. Our organiser can explain everything, just give her a call.
How much will I get paid?
That depends on the age and if you can host more than 1 student. Typical rates are around £250 per fortnight.
How long do students stay?
It varies, from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
We fit the students in at convenient times for the host families.
Can my child get involved with structured activities?
Yes. The host child will have an opportunity to engage in exciting activities and excursions. Please ask our organiser.
Will my child have the opportunity to travel to Spain to stay with a Spanish family?
Yes. We are working with a Spanish language school on expanding the concept to offer a reciprocation from the Spanish students families. This would of course be voluntary if the English family so desire their child to complete the cultural exchange by travelling to Spain.
*You can still be a Manchester host family, even if your child is not keen on taking up the opportunity to travel to Spain. This is entirely optional and dependent on availability.
What is an "English Buddy"?
The English Buddy scheme recruits young English people between 11 & 18 to join our overseas students for a number of hours per week. The format is split between a structured format, say within a class setting and sometimes within a semi structured framework like a tour or excursion. These activities are chosen specifically for the communication that type of activity offers. The aim is for valuable cultural exchange between the young people which inevitably helps the visiting student improve their English expressions and pick up phrases and idioms. The visiting students are motivated to learn through direct communication with English peers. Lasting bonds are created and the English Buddy has tangible experience to include on their CV and University application. We compensate expenses for English Buddies. Click here to learn more.