Do you have a spare bedroom? Can you offer a warm, friendly, safe and welcoming environment to a young person coming to Milton Keynes to study English and learn about our customs and culture? Milton Keynes College is looking for excellent Homestay families who are prepared to share their home with a young person and give them a family experience which they will remember forever.
What is a Homestay Host?
Homestay hosts provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment for our international students.
They include singles or couples with or without children and families.
How long will the student stay with me?
You choose whether you would like to host from a minimum of one week to one academic year.
Our International team are busy arranging homestays for incoming students studying at our College:
Omani students studying English for 6 to 11 months (from next week to 25 August 2016) - single room.
Chinese students studying English for 10 days (24 January to 5 February 2016) - two students to a room.
Indian students studying a Customised Course for one week (February 2016) – two students to a room.
Italian students studying for one week (March 2016) – two students to a room.
How much will I get paid?
£130 a week for one single room for a student.
£190 a week for one double room shared by two students.
What will I need to provide?
A single or double room accommodation. Breakfast and dinner (weekdays) and three meals (weekends and term breaks).
My family and I are a host family for MK College. Our last student was a lovely young lady from China, she stayed with us for 6 weeks. The support from the host family team was superb, if ever I had a query or question they were always available to ask. My daughter got on really well with Josie and they spent loads of time together, Josie teaching Caitlin some Chinese and Caitlin helping Josie with her English. As a family we found ourselves experiencing a culture that we otherwise may not have had the chance to had we not become a host family?
I would recommend becoming a host family to everyone, it will enrich your life as well as that of the student you host. From Karen Smith
If you are interested in making an application or just finding out more about what is involved in becoming a Homestay Family please contact Judy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org