activities to do with your host student

encourage students to join in with your family

two boys cooking

Hosting an international student is a very important role and offering a warm welcome is so important to a child away from home. Some students will have a lot of study to do and will seem unfriendly and want to remain in their room a lot. This is quite normal as they have homework to complete. However, often, if you find out what they enjoy doing and involve them in a family activity, they really can come out of their shell and enjoy themselves more as they relax into your family life.

games, hikes and cooking!

a boy and girl playing ping pong

We find that if you ask students what they like, they will tell you straight away. Some ideas for activities can include a games evening. Children often love board games and they don't always get the chance to play them at school. If you are fortunate enough to have a table tennis table, that is usually a winner on the activity front too and keeps everyone active.

If you have a family dog and enjoy walking then do invite your student along. They often love to get out and about and going on a traditional country walk or a walk to the local park will be a new experience for them.

We find that a lot of our students really enjoy cooking and baking. They don't always get the chance to cook a meal at school so they love to show off their culinary skills in their host family who benefit from a delicious meal from their country.

find out more about becoming a host family for Bright World

information icon


  • To find out how to become a host family, 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.

question mark icon

Frequently asked questions

  • Find out all you need to know about becoming a host family for Bright World by reading our FAQ.