Become a Host

Student Homestays

Thinking of Becoming a Host?

Have you ever considered making an income from your spare bedroom(s)? One way to do it is to have an international student stay with you in your home.

Students aged 16-17 and 18+ typically stay with their host/host family for the duration of their English language course, internship or work experience placement. This could be as little as 2 weeks or as long as 11 months, depending on the course they have chosen or work placement they are on. You can offer a range of board options from self-catering to full board (breakfast , packed lunch and evening meal). It's up to you.

Hosts can earn an additional weekly income up to £7500 tax-free per year.

We are always looking for welcoming Homestay Hosts to accommodate our international students and interns who come to Birmingham and the West Midlands each year. Hosts come in all shapes and sizes and we welcome applications from everyone - singles, couples, married, co-habiting, retired, empty-nesters, single parent families, of all ethnicities, reflecting the cultural diversity of Birmingham.

Take a look at our Host FAQ’s and learn more about what it takes to become a Homestay Host with Warm Welcome.

Why Become a Host?

Extra income


Earn up to £7,500 income per year, on top of your regular income, tax-free. You'll be paid weekly with the first payment reaching your account 7 days after students arrival.

Make New Friends


Being a Warm Welcome host enables you to meet new people from all over the world, learn about different cultures and make life-long friendships.

We Make It Easy


Warm Welcome are Birmingham based and we are here to support you, the host/host family, in getting the most out of your experience.

Get in touch

Start Your Warm Welcome student hosting experience and Contact Us today.

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