If you know a little bit about homestays, you probably wondered “how will hosting an international student benefit me?”, so read on.
An obvious advantage is a passive income you will be getting in exchange for hosting international students. You can find out more about the financial side on our blog Financial Advantages of Homestay Programme for Hosts. We are talking about a Tax-Free income for those who want a hassle-free way of earning more money and an additional of £960 every month.
But what can you expect aside from money?
BunkOut is providing you with more than an opportunity to bring extra money in your household. We want to give back to the local communities the money they deserve. International students are flooding Manchester and yet, most of their pounds are not going to locals.
Through this homestay programme, we are giving the people of Manchester a part of the money they deserve, because they create and maintain our beautiful city. We want to provide an experience you will enjoy along with your family. So below you will find some of the advantages of joining our network of hosts through BunkOut homestay programme.
Help someone else fulfill their dreams. As a native or a proficient English speaker, it might not seem like a big deal for you, but the opportunity to learn one of the most spoken languages worldwide is priceless in itself. Learning this language in its home country is one in a lifetime opportunity. You will be helping a young man or woman to make his/her first steps in mastering this language.
Families around the world appreciate the reward of helping someone achieve their dreams and said it’s the highlight of the whole experience. It is common for families that have enjoyed this homestay experience so much, that they chose to stay in touch with their student, even after finishing the programme, and often host more students.
You will also be an unofficial ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. You will be able to introduce the British culture to your hosted student, that includes favourite food, the best pubs to go to, etc.
If you want to recommend some day trips from Manchester, we wrote some ideas in a blog post, 1 Day Trips from Manchester, where we mention Scotland, South of England, Wales and a few ways to get there by train or bus. You can forward this blog to your new friend.
P.S.: Did you know more and more Manchester people choose to join as hosts of homestay programmes? Read our blog to find a few of their reasons.
You can join our network of hosts too! You need to fill our short form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
Here at BunkOut, we connect international students, who want to learn English, with local hosts. As a host, you will have the chance to immerse a student in the British way of life and help him/her improve their English language skills. If you want to be part of this experience and earn a passive income, please give us a call at 07908 708896 or write an email on firstname.lastname@example.org