Seeking host families to welcome international students

Monday August 19th 2013

Many international students come to Northern Ireland to study at our universities. For 26 years, national charity HOST has been linking students with volunteer hosts. 

The hosts invite a student to spend a day, a weekend, or Christmas in their home. Chatting; eating together; playing games; seeing the area; joining in with the local community; making friends.

A HOST visit lays down wonderful memories to be re–lived in China, India, and other parts of the world, and hosts and their families learn from their guests too.

Caitlin, a student from the USA, wrote after her HOST visit: “I saw a community showcase which was heartwarming and wonderful. It gave me a new perspective on life. My host family was so welcoming, they truly made me feel a part of their family and lifestyle, and I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.”

If you could make a student welcome please contact HOST through or call Betty Flanagan on 028 2564 5633.

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