Our Host Families

Brighter Prospects Guardians works with many host families across the UK. Our host families enjoy hosting and spending time with international students under our guardianship at times when schools are closed such as half-term or school weekends.

We select our host families in several ways, it can be by personal recommendation or from parents of other overseas students who have been happy with the host family in the past, and All our host families are DBS checked. We try to match our host families to our students as closely as possible in terms of interests and outlook on life, and most students will return to the same host family for all their stays. Frequently, more than one student of a similar age will be staying with a host family at any one time. In our experience, students prefer this as it offers them additional company and friendship during what is essentially a holiday period.

Hosts are encouraged to include students in family life and to arrange activities and excursions, and students are expected to respect their host family’s way of life in return for being accepted as a family member. Families are educated by us on how to be a host family and students receive guidelines explaining what is expected of them.