EF UK Host Families

EF UK Host Families

EF is now accepting applications for its Homestay Programme. Apply Now & Open Your Home To The World!

Hosting international students is a rewarding cultural
experience that can earn you some extra cash!
-Bookings throughout the year
-You deal directly with a school and not with an agent
-Great Earning Potential

To apply get in touch with us via our, website, email address or filling in the enquiry page on our page.

Operating as usual

18/01/2024

Calling all EF Torquay hosts... come and beat the January Blues by attending the popular Host Pub Quiz! 😀

Call 01803 202902 to book your place!

Calling our 2024 Hosts! 🎉

Do you have what it takes to become the next EF Pub Quiz Champion? Join us at The Old Engine House on 29th January, 7 – 9pm! 🥳

6 rounds of questions including:
• Name that theme tune 🎶
• News headlines from 2023 📰
• Guess the year 🗓

Free buffet and complimentary drink 🍻

Prize for the winning team!🏆

Register for the EF Pub Quiz here: https://shorturl.at/cnoN9

Want to become an EF Host in time for the next event? Enquire to host international students here: https://shorturl.at/cmU67

04/01/2024

03/01/2024

Stuck for what to do on a host family evening?

02/01/2024

This week we're looking at .

Clive, from the Isle of Wight, has been hosting with EF since 2010 and has made friends for life.

25/12/2023

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Photos from EF Torquay's post 22/12/2023
21/12/2023

Our campus EF Torquay getting everyone in the festive spirit with their latest Christmas at the Castle event 🎄To the over 500 hosts and members of the public who attended, thank you and Happy Holidays ❤️

16/12/2023

Thank you Zainish and Huzaifa for being such great hosts ❤️

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 15/12/2023

Merry Christmas from EF Eastbourne to all Host Families across the UK! 😍

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 14/12/2023

This week it was our EF Manchester's turn to host with a festive Christmas Market for Host Families! Looked like great fun 😀

12/12/2023

Ho Ho Host this Christmas! ⛄️🎄

08/12/2023

A great hosting tip from our school in EF Oxford

05/12/2023

We are very excited to have Lorna and so many other amazing local families as part of our Host Community!

You can join our community too! Apply today: https://www.ef.co.uk/host-family/?p=ils

03/12/2023

EF Torquay took some of their hosts to Bristol yesterday for Christmas Shopping… we hope everyone had a great time ❤️

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 02/12/2023

EF Torquay have sponsored Torbay's 'Bay of Lights'... lighting up the famous Curly Bridge on Torquay seafront!

Apply to become a host: https://www.ef.co.uk/host-family/

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 29/11/2023

Tis the season...

It was EF Cambridge's turn to host the other day with a Christmas gathering for their hosts 🥳

22/11/2023

What a summer it was on the Isle of Wight! 🤩

Fancy reliving some of our favourite 2023 memories? Just scan the QR code below!

15/11/2023

EF Host Family Fiona and Steve love hosting students with EF International Language Campuses! ♥

Apply to become a host today: https://www.ef.co.uk/host-family/

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 12/11/2023

EF Manchester treating our fantastic Host Families & students to a night of pottery painting!🎨

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 08/11/2023

WHAT A SUMMER! ❤️ Torquay

06/11/2023

Torquay Host Families... what are you doing on Saturday, 18th of November?

EF Torquay, in collaboration with Feed a Child Torbay, are running a Coffee and Cake Morning from 9am at EF House near Torquay Town 😀

Get your tickets here: https://efcoffeemorning.eventbrite.com

All profit will go to this fantastic local community group.

Feed A Child Torbay is a local community group that work with 30 primary schools in the Bay to combat child hunger and poverty. At a time of a cost of living crisis, Feed A Child Torbay is busier than ever! Check out their website to see how you can support them: https://www.feedachildtorbay.org.uk/

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 05/11/2023

We definitely won't be forgetting the 4th of November at the Oxford Round Table Fireworks event! 🎆

Thank you to all the families who we met and spoke to about our fantastic Host Family programme! ❤️

Missed you on the night? Remember, remember to become a Host: https://shorturl.at/ntvxB

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 02/11/2023

“My house is usually quiet. By hosting 4 students with EF, it creates a real buzz with the young people and my house is always full of laughter!"

Host Jonathan responding to 😀

Apply to become an EF Host: https://www.ef.co.uk/host-family/

31/10/2023

Happy Halloween to all of our fantastic Hosts and their families! 🎃

Photos from EF UK Host Families's post 29/10/2023

Our EF Oxford team is at Wolvercote Community Market today!

Come and ask about hosting our international students and get some of the free merch! 😊

29/05/2020

EF Talks: Barbara, a star EF host, on opening her home to the world - EF GO Blog

Meet Barbara from Oxford, she’s been hosting international students for thirty years. "One of the girls who I keep in touch with over FaceTime is getting married, so she is bringing her fiancée to meet me! She was from Mexico and stayed with me for three months." 🥰 Read the full interview on our blog! 👇

ef.com With a lively and gentle dog named Guinness greeting every visitor with equal enthusiasm, grandchildren who come around on the weekend and adore making friends from around the world, and a love for world cuisine, hosting international students has always felt like a natural fit for Barbara. And she....

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By hosting an international student you’ll give them an unforgettable cultural experience – while earning some extra money for yourself!

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