Become A Homestay Family
Mountlands Language School recruit local families to provide full board accommodation and welfare for the international students attending our school. Our students are here to improve their English and spending time with you is a huge part of their experience.
What is a host family?
As a host family, you are acting as the student guardian and are therefore responsible for their welfare at times when they are not taking part in the school programme.
If you have a spare bedroom that would be suitable to host a guest, this is an ideal opportunity to earn a bit of extra money, without the commitment of having a full-time lodger.
Who might I be hosting in my home?
The majority of our students are juniors aged between 12-17 and come from a breadth of European countries, including France, Germany and Spain. We have groups that stay for anything between 5 nights to 3 weeks, plus individual students who stay longer.
What would my responsibilities be?
Our students are here to improve their English and spending time with you is a huge part of their experience. When they are staying with you, it is expected for the students to be treated as one-of-the family. Whenever possible, encourage your students to join in with your family life and conversation.
What if there’s an emergency?
We have a 24 hour emergency number available for support with any important issues and our office team are always on hand for support and advice during office hours.
Our emergency number is 07980 833 772.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in becoming a host family with us, please call the Mountlands office on 01395 223 942 and one of our staff members will provide further information, our current rates of pay and process your application. All of our host families require a visit and risk assessment of your home before you are able to receive students; we will arrange a visit convenient with your schedule.
As a British Council accredited school, it is a requirement for our host families to have a current CRB/DBS. If the head of your household does not hold one of these, we can help you apply for one during your application. Please contact us for further details.
Hosting students can be a wonderful experience and our families enjoy building bonds with international students from all over Europe.