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 www.hostuk.org or call Betty Flanagan on 028 2564 5633.