Would you like to share your culture and experiences with others while learning about theirs? Do you have a free room? Would you like to earn additional tax-free income?
Become a host family for an international student studying at a UK boarding school near you.
Every year, thousands of overseas school-age students attend independent schools across the UK. When their school closes for midterm vacation and exat weekends, they need a wonderful host family who will provide them with a home away from home.
Pippa’s Guardians has been providing high quality guardianship services to international students for 25 years and understands the value of a good home and how a host family can positively impact a student’s well-being.
Besides receiving a generous payment, becoming a Pippa’s Guardians host family is a wonderful experience; providing the opportunity to really make a difference for a student while studying here in the UK, in many cases very far from home.
The families we are looking for are welcoming and interested in other cultures. Having children of the same age helps but is not the most important thing as we have many successful foster families who have no children, younger children or even older children who have left home. home. Being part of a family and experiencing family life on a daily basis improves students’ studies and contributes to the improvement of their English language.
For foster children, it can be really exciting and interesting to get to know other children who have had very different life experiences from their own. For families where children have grown up and left home, it’s a chance to once again enjoy the fun and companionship of having young people in the home.
Anne Weir recently hosted a student from Singapore. She worked hard on her schoolwork and the practical work she did for her food technology course. She even cooked us a three course meal as part of her schoolwork which was a big hit.”
Our students come from all over the world. It’s a wonderful and interesting way to discover the cultures, traditions and daily life of young people and their families from countries very different from ours, in addition to being a great way to earn some extra money. Many of our host families form lasting friendships with our students and their families and stay in touch even after leaving school for college.
Pupils live in their boarding schools during school terms and most return home to their families for the longer holidays such as summer, Christmas and Easter. The majority of students therefore only need to be accommodated during half-terms and the occasional weekend. Our local Area Managers look after our students during school terms and are on hand to support you while your student stays at home.
If you would like to find out more contact: [email protected] or visit our website www.pippasguardians.co.uk