host family in Oxford

become a host family in Oxford

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make a real difference

  • hosting a foreign student is a really rewarding experience and makes a huge difference to holidays times for international students in the UK.

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cultural experience for the whole family

  • welcoming an international student in your house is a great cultural and educational experience for your own children


a valuable extra income

  • hosting foreign students can provide your family with an extra income for you all.

thinking of becoming a host family in the Oxford area?

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Do you live in Oxfordshire and are interested in becoming a Host Family?

Hosting an International boarding student in your Oxford home during their short holidays is such a rewarding experience. Becoming a Host Family is fun and educational for your own children as well as providing valuable extra income.

Once you have decided you would like to host a foreign student or students, get in touch and Bright World Guardianships will help you and your family every step of the way.

why choose Bright World Guardianships?

Join our great host family network

We rely on our network of excellent Host Families in the the Reading area to help us care for our students during the times of year when they have to leave school. This is usually some weekends and half term holidays. Becoming a host family for Bright World can make a real difference and offer international students a positive experience during their school holiday times.

A good host family experience

Bright World's experience regarding students, parents and families who choose to enrol is second to none. We offer a smooth and well considered Host Family process.

Growing host family demand

We are always looking to expand our Host Family network in Reading as our international student numbers are always growing.

Bright World's Partner UK Boarding Schools in Oxford

  • Abingdon School
  • Bloxham School
  • Brasenose College
  • Burford School
  • Cherwell College
  • Cothill House School
  • d'Overbroecks College
  • Headington School
  • King's College - Oxford
  • Kingham Hill School
  • Kings Oxford
  • Oxford International College
  • Oxford International Study Centre (OISC)
  • Oxford Tutorial College
  • Radley College
  • Rye St Antony
  • Shiplake College
  • Sibford School
  • St Clare's Oxford
  • St Edward's School
  • Summer Fields School
  • Tudor Hall
  • Wychwood School

what we offer host families in Oxford

·       contact with our Local Coordinator who will come and visit you initially to inspect the house and answer any questions you may have in person

·       a friendly and experienced Head Office Accommodation Manager available to help you with any questions

·       if you have more than one room or a large twin room then you can host more than one student at a time

·       a comprehensive online manual and guide for all our host families is offered to help make hosting easier and answer any questions you may have

·       payments from Bright World are made promptly on the first few days of the stay

·       generous cancellation fees are paid to our families if students cancel within 7 days of the stay

·       24/7 emergency phone and email address to use if you need to speak to a member of Bright World staff during the stay

what makes a good location for a host family in Oxford?

·       Most Bright World schools are located in and around the centre of Oxford, Bicester and North Oxfordshire – ideally host families should live within 30 miles of schools.

·       If you are hosting older foreign students who are allowed to go out and about then it is also useful if you live within good access of train and bus services.

fully accredited

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Bright World Guardianships meets the framework and standards for accreditation with AEGIS, Association of Educational Guardians for International Students,  as a provider of host family accommodation for international students.

tax-free income

You are not charged any tax on income from hosting students. This means you can earn £7500 per year tax free for hosting Bright World students.

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Enquire to enrol

  • To find out how to become a host family in Oxford, and for a copy of our handbook, please contact our team direct on+44 (0)1273 835745 or fill in our online enquiry form below and we'll get back to you.

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Read our FAQ

  • More frequently asked questions you might want to know the answer to before joining our host family network.