Become a Homestay Host for Excel English, London

Become a Homestay Host

Our accommodation hosts are very important to us.  They provide safe, comfortable accommodation for our students, to give them a relaxing place to return to every evening.  Our students live with homestay hosts for any length of time, from one week to 9 months or more, and choose homestay accommodation to have the opportunity to practise their English and learn more about life in the UK.

Details & Highlights

What is a homestay host?

Being a homestay host for a language school is different to advertising a room privately, because you do not meet the student before he/she arrives. But the student already has a relationship with the school, which means that we have access to the student’s family or agent in the event of any problem arising. Once the student leaves the school this association ends.

We would like to hear from you if –

  • You have a spare bedroom available
  • You are interested in experiencing different cultures and traditions
  • You would be willing to welcome international students into your home, treat them as a family member and provide a friendly and relaxed environment during their studies at our quality language school

We have a register of homestays who accommodate our students. They are mainly young adults who come from all over the world. The students ask for homestay accommodation because they want the opportunity to practise their English outside the classroom and to experience the way we live at home.

How does the student pay for their room?

The student pays their accommodation fee to the school and the school pays the host direct. You can expect to receive regular payments.

Can I become a homestay host?

We are taking on new hosts all year round and we are especially interested in hosts who:-

  • have a separate bathroom for students use only and can provide breakfast and dinner every day of the week
  • are willing to accommodate and supervise junior students (under the age of 18 years)
  • can cater for special diets (eg vegetarian, no pork, etc)

All other homestay providers will only be inspected between April and late June.  Our busiest period is July and August, so we need to know if you are available to welcome students during this period.

How do I apply?

If you would like to host students from Excel English, please download this form

If you are interested in becoming a homestay host and live within 20 to 30 minutes of our school (postcode N10 3TD), then please –

  1. Print out our Homestay Host Application Form
  2. Complete the form by hand
  3. Send it to us by ordinary mail, originally signed

If you are unsure if you live within our catchment area, please email us giving your address (including postcode) to confirm.

What happens next?

Once we have received your form our Accommodation Manager will contact you and arrange to visit you and view your home before we put you on the register. The visit will take approximately one hour.  If you and we are happy to proceed, we will then send you an agreement to sign.  And once the paperwork is done, we can start to send you some students.

Will I always have students in my room?

Not always.  If you tell us that you are planning a family holiday, or the room will be in use by guests, you can ask us to make sure that we do not book students with you for those times.  And there are also quiet times of year when we have fewer students; in those times students are usually placed with those hosts who offer the best rooms and/or who live closest to the school.

We cannot guarantee you will have a student at all times.

Contact us for more information