Homestay Families

‘Just a quick note to say thank you very much for filling our en-suite bedroom with back to back students this summer it was very much appreciated. We enjoyed ourselves and made some lovely new friends. They were all a pleasure to have. I hope they all enjoyed their stays as we tried to give them our best attention at all times. Many thanks again.’
     Alison , Northbourne
Every year hundreds of our students stay with carefully selected local Homestay hosts and this experience can be both memorable and enriching for both parties. Students benefit from living with native people in a supportive home environment, practising English and learning about everyday life in their chosen country of study. You and your household meanwhile gain friends from all over the World, find out about other cultures, customs, cuisines and receive a competitive monetary reimbursement for your hospitality.
Applications are welcomed from all members of the community not just the traditional ‘family’ and students are carefully matched to each individual household. When in your home students are expected to abide by your customs and reasonable house rules. Students, under 16, must also respect curfew rules set in place by the school for their own safety and wellbeing.
We are an all year school but the largest number of students do arrive in the Summer and during holiday periods. Families can choose whether to host for just a few weeks or on a long term basis.
‘Both our students are simply delightful, they participated in our domestic environment and had conversations with other students over dinner (my idea of opportunity for cultural exchange). Overall, I think they had a great experience living and staying in Bournemouth but a two week stay is too short. I suggest that in order for them to really taste the English way of life is to stay for 2 months or more.
Thanks for placing them both with me.’
Chuy, Bournemouth

How to Apply
If you feel you have the right qualities and environment for this experience please call Capital School of English direct and talk to one of our Accommodation Administrators who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Either call us on 01202 546875 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Below are links to PDF downloads of the relevant forms, these will need to be completed and posted to us in order to process your application.

Host family Registration Form
Terms and Conditions
Declaration to Work with Children

Fire Safety Risk Assessment (.doc file)
Fire Safety Example (.doc file)
Fire Safety Example 2 (.doc file)