Become a Host Family

Can you offer Homestay accommodation to International students?

The Bournemouth and Poole College welcomes around 300 International students each year; many of them have travelled long distances to study in the UK.

The College offers these students Homestay accommodation with host families across Bournemouth and Poole. Our host families are required to offer students bed, breakfast and an evening meal Monday to Friday, and three meals per day at the weekend.

The length of time a student chooses to stay with a host family varies immensely. The minimum stay set by The College is four weeks, whilst a maximum could be up to two years.

Current rates are £129 a week per person for a single room and £115 a week per person for a shared room.

Agreement for Homestay hosts books.cdr

Download out Agreement for Homestay Hosts

For full and latest information please contact our Accommodation Officer:

Tel: 01202 205317

You may also wish to download and review our Homestay documentation:


A Student’s Journey

How we match Hosts and Students

Host Family News

Our Latest Newsletter (pdf)