HOST is a charity, founded 29 years ago by the British Council, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Victoria League, which encourages international friendship and understanding by arranging for adult international students at universities in the UK to spend 1 – 3 days in a British home.
Hosting is a wonderful opportunity to meet people from around the world and introduce them to UK customs. HOST’s work is even more important at the moment with the recent increase of racist and xenophobic abuse across the UK.
You are therefore invited by to offer your hand for international friendship! Welcome an adult international student into your home for a day, weekend, or Christmas and do your bit to make the world a little friendlier. Many international students in the UK feel isolated and would love to spend a short time with you, learning about British culture, experiencing UK home-life, and telling you about their own country. Hosting is a voluntary position suitable for all ages and available throughout the year.