Want to become a host family?
We are constantly looking for friendly, welcoming households to add to our portfolio so if you would like to unlock the earning potential of the spare rooms in your house, why not become a host family and earn rental income by providing a homestay to foreign language students. Here are some of the benefits:
If you would like to become a host, please complete the application form: Link to Host family application form
Once you have completed this questionnaire, we will come and visit your home to do an inspection and to take some photos. Most importantly, we will also interview you to fully understand your preferences and what kind of household you live in. We will then find a suitable student match. You will need an up to date landlord’s certificate for your boiler and gas appliances (these need to be renewed every 12 months) and you will need to have a smoke alarm installed on each storey of the house and a carbon monoxide sensor installed near the boiler if you have a gas boiler. You will also need to have a fire safety and fire evacuation procedure for your household. We can help you with all of these things so no need to feel too daunted by them!
We cannot guarantee you a student all year round but we will contact you as soon as we have a suitable one and give you as much notice as possible. The summer months of July and August tend to be the busiest period, although there are students studying in Oxford all year round.
There will of course be some obligations you can expect from the students in return. Click here for more details:
We recommend you print these off, adapt them to your household and then place them in the students’ rooms, ideally on a notice board or on the door.