Host family responsibilities

We ask that our families hosting students with us provide each student with:

  • A warm and friendly welcome. A clean, comfortable, well-lit room, with sufficient heating, ventilation, natural light, storage for clothes and use of a table or desk.
  • Bed linen and towels which should be cleaned by the homestay provider on a weekly basis.
  • Regular access to the bathroom as per a member of your family. A key or access to your home at any time.
  • For our younger students, assistance to find their way to school on their first day.

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How does hosting with EF work?

EF has been setting the standard for language learning abroad since 1965. Innovation, quality and safety are the focus of our activity. As a result, EF has gained the trust of globally recognized organizations.


Years of experience with international educational programs


Memberships in international industry organizations


Schools and offices around the world