Host families wanted!

Do you have a spare room in your home?
Do you live within 45 minutes of Alton College by public transport?
Could you offer one of our International Students a home from home experience?

We are looking for friendly local families or individuals to join our register of Homestay Accommodation providers.

For our International Students, Homestay Accommodation forms a key element of experiencing life in England while they study for their A levels. As well as providing some extra income for the hosts, offering Homestay Accommodation can also be a rewarding and enriching experience.

  • What facilities will I need to provide?

A private furnished bedroom room with a desk, chair, cupboard/wardrobe, mirror etc
Access to a daily bath/shower
Weekly laundry
2 meals/day Mon-Fri (Continental breakfast and evening family supper)
3 meals/day Saturday and Sunday
Inclusion in all family trips/outings
Wi-fi internet access
English speaking environment

  • How much does it pay?

Approximately £120/week

  • Is the income taxable?

If this is your only/main home, income up to an annual limit of £4,250 is not subject to tax

  • Are there any conditions?

All applicants and properties will be interviewed and screened carefully. DBS (previously CRB) checks will be conducted for all residents over the age of 18.

  • How old will the students be?

Approximately 16-18 years old

  • How do I find out more?

Contact us on 01420 592243 or

Host families wanted