We really could not have a guardianship company if we didn't have a network of excellent host families. Although holiday accommodation is only part of what we do overall, for many parents and students, their allocated host family is definitely the most important thing for us to get right.
Students deserve a break from their school routines and we want them to really enjoy their exeat weekends and half terms. With so many preferences around location, host family lifestyle and rooming options, we need a good range of families in every area.
We are always looking for hosts around the UK who would like to offer a room and a home from home to one of our students. We have students from many different nationalities and of all age groups so we are always looking for different types of host family.
Some of our families have children at home, others are families who love animals and have pets and we also have some that don't. Other families have older children who may have left home and who would like to offer their spare room to an international student. Please do get in touch to see if we need families in your area.
Hosting an international student is such a rewarding experience. Our host families always tell us what a great experience it is for their whole family. Conversations around the dinner table reach far and wide and cover many topics including cultural differences, food, family life and what school is like here.
The experience can be very entertaining and educational for everyone in the household. For students, having the experience of family life in the UK is also very interesting, educational and above all comforting when they are far from home. There really is nothing like home cooking and a homely bedroom to call their own for their holiday time. It is the next best thing to being back at home with their own family.
We are always told by our students and host families that great memories are created every time they stay there and they stay in touch with each other for years and years. A few of our host families have also even attended graduations in the UK years after they have left Bright World Guardianships to join university.
If you have a spare room and are thinking of offering a home from home to a student for the holiday times then please get in touch today. We will send you an Host Family Handbook initially so you can see what it all involves and, then if you wish to proceed, we can start the application process. As you would expect, we do need to screen our host families carefully to safeguard our students but we will guide you throughout the process and make it as straightforward and enjoyable as possible.
Once you are registered, receive DBS and reference clearance and we have inspected your home, you will be all set up and ready to start hosting students. Your journey as a host family for Bright World will begin and we look forward to working with you.