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Our host family locations in the UK

We are looking for hosts for our international students across various locations in the UK, within an hour from Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, London, Eastbourne, Brighton, Bournemouth, Torquay, Bristol, Hastings and Isle of Wight. Whether you live in the heart of the city or on the outskirts, you can provide an enriching homestay experience for our students.

How does hosting with EF work?

Becoming a host with EF Education First is a rewarding and enriching experience that allows you to welcome international students into your home and share your culture. Explore your responsibilities as a host family, the support you'll receive from EF, how we match students with the right families, and details about remuneration. Discover how you can create lasting memories and connections as an EF host family.

Infomeetings & events

Come and meet us in person or join an online infomeetings. Click here for our upcoming event schedule.

Meet our host families

At the heart of our Host Family Program in the United Kingdom, we have dedicated families who have opened their homes and hearts to international students from all corners of the globe. Each interaction is a unique story of shared experiences, cultural exchange, and lasting memories. Explore our community and get a firsthand perspective from those who have walked this rewarding path before you.

Meet our students

Bringing the world together is part of our mission. At any given time of year, you can find up to 100 different nationalities at our International Language Campuses. We boast students from places like France, Italy, Germany, Japan and Brazil, just to name a few.

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