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What is Homestay?

There is no requirement for you to be a 'family' in the conventional sense: single people, lone parents, flat-sharers, and other configurations are equally welcome to apply!

Students are matched to households with great care, taking into account factors such as young children, pets and lifestyles. They will be expected to abide by your own customs and reasonable rules in all areas from cleanliness to curfew times.

We have students to host all the year round, with the largest numbers arriving for the summer months and during holiday periods. Whether you are interested in hosting for a few months a year, or full-time, one student or more, for short stays or long (some of our students stay for a year or more) - do get in touch.

Our requirements

  • You are prepared to welcome a student into your home
  • You have a spare bedroom or bedrooms, suitable for both studying and sleeping
  • English is the primary or only language spoken in the home
  • You live within 40 minutes maximum by public transport from one of our schools - preference is given to families who live closer

Become a Homestay Host

If you would like to find out how you can become a homestay host please email homestay@embassyenglish.com with your name and the city you live in. The Accommodation Officer for your area will be in touch shortly with information about current reimbursement rates, and more details about our terms and conditions.

Our locations


Brighton New England Quarter, BN1
Cambridge Grange Road, CB3
Hastings Dane Road, St Leonard's, TN38
London Greenwich SE8


Boston  Downtown, MA 02111
New York Seventh Avenue, NYC 10001
San Diego 1010 2nd Street, San Diego, CA 92101
San Francisco Pine Street, San Francisco CA 94109


Toronto 80 Bloor Street West, M5S 2V1


Brisbane Charlotte Street, QLD 4000
Gold Coast Cavill Avenue, Surfers' Paradise QLD 4217
Melbourne Lonsdale Street, VIC 3000
Sydney Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

New Zealand

Auckland Karangahape Road, AUK 1001