CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES TO HOST
Summer teenage home stays
We welcome many students wishing to spend 2-4 weeks during the school holidays living with a local family and perfecting their English. We try and match up visitors with host families as closely as possible. We are interested in hearing from families who have boys or girls at home aged between 10-17 years old. Many of our students are interested in playing sports, spending time outdoors or learning about our culture through traditional music and festivals so we are particularly interested in hearing from families with any of these interests. Hosts are paid an allowance.
Cultural exchange students
We also offer our visitors the opportunity to come and study at a local school during term-time for periods of 2-8 weeks. We accept hosts who have children in their own homes aged between 12 and 17 years old. Hosts are paid an allowance.
Mini Stay visitors
We welcome school groups with their teachers throughout the year who come for appx 3 nights and are busy all day sightseeing. This is ideal for hosts living in the Belfast/Holywood/Bangor areas who can host between 2-4 students for 3 nights and transport them to meeting points in morning and once again in the evening.
Adult and family visitors
We accept applications from hosts wishing to welcome an adult visitor year-round . No need for hosts to have children in their own homes but we are particularly interested in hosts with a special skill or interest they might like to share with a visitor (arts and culture, hill-walking, golfing, history, EFL training, traditional music etc) Occasionally we welcome family units who wish to stay with a local host family for a week or two during the summer months. Hosts are welcomed who have space to comfortably host up to 4 visitors with private bathroom. Hosts are paid an allowance.
Please get in touch if any of the above opportunities are of interest to you and we will give you further details about how to register.