Information for Homestay Providers
AISR Learning is always looking for friendly host families to provide short term accommodation for foreign students studying their vocational courses through the medium of English or completing UK or ROI Internships as art of their university studies in their country of domicile. If you have a spare room and a genuine interest in hosting students, please carefully read the information below:
Hosting a student means treating him/her as a full, adult member of the household. This includes eating meals together, interacting and sharing common living areas. Students find that homestay, alongside their English course/Internship, extends the opportunity for practising their English, as well as learning about the culture. For this reason, it is important for a homestay provider to help their student feel at home, and speak with him/her at every opportunity. They should be at the house to welcome their student on arrival and in general to help him/her settle into the home, the school and the surroundings.
A student can select either full-board (room and breakfast and dinner and packed lunch 7 days a week), or half-board (room, breakfast and dinner 7 days a week). The evening meal should always be a substantial dinner of at least two courses.
The student will need a bedroom with natural light, table or desk for private study, and a wardrobe or adequate hanging & drawer space for clothes. There must be good heating and lighting in the rest of the house. We ask that bed linens are changed once a week and that you provide your student with a generous supply of blankets and towels. As a member of the household, your student must have access to the bathroom facilities, with daily access to the bath or shower. Your student will need to use your laundry facilities, or have you explain alternative directions.
If you would like to apply to host a student, please complete the Host Family Application Form.
You can upload the application form below by clicking on the UPLOAD button.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.