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We are seeking hosts for international visitors

Would you be interested in hosting international students and visitors for a homestay weekend, a 1-4 week stay or an academic year?

The Experiment in International Living UK (EIL UK) is a registered charity which runs transformative programmes for international participants enabling people to live and learn together: broadening perspectives and horizons and breaking down barriers between people.

EIL UK upholds the homestay tradition with its nationwide hosting network of over 200 families from Stirling to Tonbridge, providing a home from home for EIL participants and offering a safe and supportive environment during their stay. Homestays are fundamental to the EIL experience and are co-ordinated and supported by Local Co-ordinators. Host families play a vital role in creating an invaluable ‘home from home’ experience for participants. In the words of one EIL host family ‘it truly brings the world to your door’.


Please email the EIL UK office at or write to: EIL UK, 17 Graham Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2HR

For an informal discussion about hosting, please contact a member of our team on 01684 562577.