The Carters hosted a 14 year old Spanish girl in 2016. The Carters have two children of their own, a 14 year old girl as well as a 6 year old boy.
The Carters daughter is travelling to Spain in 2017 to stay with her Spanish "buddy" during the summer holidays!
The visiting student and the host family teenager shared many of the same interests and both loved horses and enjoyed horse-riding. Manchester Host Families arranged a placement in the same school as their child and they both went to school together for the 2 weeks she stayed with the host family. Manchester Host Families organised horse-riding and a weekend excursion for the girls. They both became great friends and regularly keep in touch.
"We thoroughly enjoyed becoming hosts last year, and will be hosting in 2017 also. Learning more about Spanish culture has been great and our daughter has improved her Spanish so much."
The Learys have hosted for 3 years now and have had Spanish and Swiss students stay with them for a week at a time at times during the year convenient to their lifestyle. They have hosted 7 students at various times during 2016 aged between 19 and 24.
"We have learned so much about Swiss and Spanish culture whilst being hosts. We enjoy chatting and getting to know them better, and have had some really lovely young people stay with us. Our son is in his final year of Uni, so it has been nice to have someone around we enjoy being with."