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Become a Host family

Become a Host Family

If you are interested in being a host family, we would love to hear from you!

If you have a spare room in your home and are interested in hosting International students, you might just be the kind of family our school needs! We are looking for families to host students (mostly teenagers) coming to study on our English programs. We currently have about 60 families in Brooklyn, and as our program grows, so does the need to find more host families for our students.

Hosting students is a great way for you and your family to learn about other countries and cultures and to teach people about your own culture. It is also a good way to earn some extra income!

Our Students

Our young students are teenagers aged 13 to 18 who either join our junior summer camp for 3-4 weeks between the end of June and mid-August, or come as a group during winter for 7-10 days as part of educational trips organised by their school/high school in their home country.

We also welcome adults throughout the year – professionals looking to improve their English for work, university students taking a break from their studies, recent graduates, adults looking to improve their English for their own personal benefit, and more. The average age of these adult students is 30 years old and they usually come for 2 to 4 weeks, sometimes longer.

Our students are primarily from Western Europe, but we also have students from Asia, South America and other parts of the world.

Our host families

In order to qualify as a host, you must: 
– Have a private bedroom(s) with 1 or 2 beds. 
– Offer breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. Nothing too fancy!
– A tidy, clean and safe home
– And if you have teenage kids, even better! they will have tons to learn from each other! This is an excellent opportunity for families to bring home some extra income, as well as to learn about their culture/countries and share yours. 

If you are interested, feel free to fill in our Host Family Application Form and we’ll get back to you.

If you would like to find out more first, please email our housing coordinator, Carla Ambler: carla@englishoutdoors.org