Become a Host Family

Become a Homestay Host for Edinburgh College

If you have a spare bedroom in your home that is private and comfortable, and if you enjoy meeting new people and providing a warm welcome into your home, we would be happy to discuss the options open to you in terms of joining our Homestay Host network. Our Hosts receive excellent rates, as well as close support through every step of the journey from our Accommodation Officer, Christine Park.

Accommodation is a vital part of a student's overall experience of studying in Edinburgh. Many of our students are non-native English speakers, and staying with a Homestay Host helps students learn about Scottish culture and lifestyle as well as providing the perfect conditions to help them develop their English language skills. For many of our students, this is their first experience of living away from home.

Please get in touch to discuss if becoming a Homestay Host is right for you. We run a tailored and supportive Host Network, and will be happy to talk through the different options available and help determine what would work best for you, for example:

  • Hosting students on either a self-catered or half-board basis 
  • Hosting one or more students in single or twin room accommodation
  • Hosting only for a fixed period of the year, or seeking longer term placements

To contact us for an initial discussion, please email or call 0131 297 8296. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our current Hosts say:

"Thoroughly enjoy it! It is a great thing to do." – Jack & Alice

"I get as much out of it as the students!" – Ismay

"I particularly like having different nationalities in the house so they can all practise their English with each other." - Gail

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