Sarah Hobson lives in Yorkshire, and has been a Bright World host family for over two years. In that time, she has met and hosted many students of all ages and nationalities. Sarah enjoys hosting very much, and feels that through meeting so many different students, that the world has become a smaller place, and has brought other cultures, customs and languages much closer. She has learnt that no two students are the same, and understands that some just want to enjoy the peace and quiet away from their noisy school, whereas others like to become involved and a part of the host family.
Christine Holtonhas hosted for us for one year, and has just had students to stay with her for their half term holiday for 9 nights. Christine enjoys preparing the bedrooms and welcoming the students into her home, and enjoys the educational and cultural aspects of hosting.
Gabrielle Stapleton in Kent, has been a Bright World host family for many years and in this time has hosted many students of all ages. Gabrielle understands the importance of providing a ‘home-from-home’ for the students, and enjoys learning about other countries from the students. It also provides good company for her daughter, and the whole family find the experience of hosting enriching.
This summer, Gabrielle and her family went to Hong Kong and met up with a student they used to host, and her family. “It was lovely to see her in her home city, and she gave us a guided tour. We felt like the English Cousins!”.