Can you welcome an international student far from his/her home?


We have been asked by HOST UK to publicise their work so that we can hear about, and perhaps participate in welcoming international students from across the country:

HOST is looking for friendly, hospitable people of all ages whose imaginations are caught by the idea of welcoming an international student at university here, far from his or her own family, to their home, for a day, a weekend, or at Christmas.

UK couple with international students on an outingYou don’t need to live near a university, as students will travel for the privilege of meeting you, learning about real life in this country, and sharing their own culture. HOST is a voluntary activity which makes ambassadors for international goodwill of us all.

Please see or call local organiser Sue Beech 07966 599210. Thank you.

Extract from the website: HOST is a voluntary organisation, a network of UK residents who welcome adult international students to their homes for a weekend, Christmas or day visit.
The purpose is to give students an insight into the way of life in Britain. Students also share their own culture with their hosts.
By helping students far from home to feel welcome in the UK, HOST contributes to international friendship and goodwill.


Friends International LogoI asked Ron McCulloch, our Living Stones mission partner working for Friends International in Birmingham about his work:

This is what he shared with me: “Our scheme is a local one linking international students in Birmingham with a local host in Birmingham.

“At Christmas we run a Christmas hospitality scheme and get a few offers of hosts willing to take students on 25th December.

“If anyone wants to be linked with an international student who is studying in Birmingham and to host them at Christmas or at any other time of the year please contact me as we run a  local hospitality scheme for international students.”

Email Ron McCulloch



16th Oct 2014 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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