Living With Host Families
Will I Have My Own Room?
Most students have their own bedroom, but if joining a larger family, you will be told in advance if you have to share.
What Meals Will My Host Family Provide?
At the very least, your host family will provide you with food for you to make your own breakfast and packed lunch to take to school, and they will prepare an evening meal for you.
Where Will I Wash My Clothes?
In most cases, you will have to do your own washing and ironing. However, every host family will have a washing machine, iron and ironing board and airing cupboard, and many will have a tumble dryer. They will let you know how and when to use these facilities.
Does My Host Family Have A Computer With Access To The Internet?
Most host families do have a computer with Internet access, but a large number do not. Using their internet can run up expensive bills, so we prefer you to use the computers at school or the local library. From here, you can email and search the Internet. Often, computers in school are more powerful and have higher speed connections to the Internet than personal computers at home.
What food do UK host families eat?
British families do not eat lots of potatoes or junk food. In England we enjoy a varied diet. In England we are encouraged to eat healthy food and to cut down on our meat. We enjoy foods from all around the world and do not eat typical English food every day. We like to eat foods from Mexico, India, and Italy. Our main family meal of the week is on Sunday. We usually eat meat, served with potatoes and vegetables. Most UK host families will eat their main evening meal between 5pm and 7pm. If we are hungry later on in the evening then we have supper. Supper is usually a hot drink with a sweet snack.