Homestay programmes are increasingly more popular amongst hosts in United Kingdom and among international students who come to Manchester to study English in one of city’s best English language schools.
But who can host?
Our hosts are coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. We have young professionals climbing the career ladder who want to meet new people. Young families join our network of hosts to bring a new culture in their family and to help the student immerse in the local culture.
At the same time, especially at the beginning of the university year, parents with grown children decide to use their now spare bedroom to invite an international student in their home.
If your son or daughter is spending more than one month away from home, you might consider hosting for that month. Our students are attending courses that last from a few weeks up to a year, so you can be matched with a student who needs a friendly home for less than a month.
Why should you open your home to an international student?
You will be an ambassador of the British culture for that student and for his/her family and friends from back home. You can make a positive impact on a young student who is leaving their home country, sometimes for the first time. You can be a guide and a friend they can trust and look up to.
At the same time, you will be getting a passive income every single week. Did you know you can earn up to £7,500 per year Tax-Free for renting out a room? No paperwork to fill at the end of the tax year!
If you have a spare bedroom for the next nine months, why not use it to invite an eager student to wants to learn English? You can read our blog post “3 Tips to Get Ready for International Students” to learn a bit about what to expect.
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