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Meet a local family - join Host!

By SamBrowzer 14 Mar 2016

Discover the real Britain with Host!

Host is a scheme at the University, open to all international and european students.

They match you with friendly people across the UK and you can meet for the day or a weekend homestay.

Easter is a great time to join Host as you can visit a local family over the holiday.  

To apply, you need to complete a short application form on and also, there is a fee:

  • Day trip £36 per person
  • Weekend homestay £60 per person – this is the best option as you get the stay the weekend with a local person and meals are provided!

Please note all fees do not include travelling expenses so please indicate in your application how much are are willing to spend on travel.

For any further questions about HOST, please email 

Here’s a quote from a student who has been on a HOST visit recently, Waqas from Pakistan who went to Leeds to meet his HOST family.

             Waqas with his Hosts

“I had a great time with my HOST family, who live in Leeds and they were very knowledgeable about their local area which made my weekend stay with them very interesting. They took me to a vintage cinema screening and museums in the city which they certainly gave me a great insight into British Culture. Also, they prepared all the British traditional foods during my stay and it was great.  I thoroughly recommend HOST to any student  as it has been a very valuable experience for me”