Become a UEA Homestay Host Become a UEA Homestay Host

Homestay booklet for hostsAre you interested in other cultures? Do you have a spare room? Have you considered about opening the door to your spare room and hosting an international student whilst they study at UEA?

What is homestay?

Homestay accommodation is where a student lives with a host family and experiences the culture and language as a member of the family. Homestay is particularly popular with international students because of the opportunity to improve their language skills and learn about the customs and culture of people in the UK.

We are not actively recruiting new hosts for the current academic year. If you are interested in hosting next year, please complete the host application form.

Could you be a host? Could you be a host?

You would need to:

  • have a spare room that is clean, private and decorated to a good standard
  • live within a 30-minute commute on foot of the University or live within a 10-minute walking distance to bus stop for main bus route to UEA
  • be available for student arrival and provide a warm welcome
  • interact with the student regularly for the duration of their stay
  • choose between offering self-catering or half board basis
  • student bedroom must be a minimum 6.5sqm with access to Wi-Fi

Why be a UEA host? Why be a UEA host?

Benefits include:

  • tax free income of up to £6,080 per academic year 
  • a very rewarding, cultural experience
  • share the UK way of life

Packages packages

Homestay Self-catered option: £100/120 per week (Shared bathroom/En Suite)

Includes self-serve breakfast
Includes access to kitchen facilities to prepare meals at times agreed by host
Designated space in kitchen cupboard and refrigerator to store food

Homestay Half board option: £140/160 per week (Shared bathroom/En Suite)

Includes self-serve breakfast
Includes dinner 7 days a week and lunch at weekends

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If you have any further questions or if you would like to register your interest, please use the link below.

Interested in becoming a Homestay host?