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Host an international student this Christmas

23 Oct 2015

Could you give the gift of Christmas by offering an invitation to your home for a few days?


Christmas is a time that generally conjures up childhood memories, loving thoughts, and goodwill to all. Unfortunately, many international students studying in the UK will be stuck on a university campus, with family many miles away, and little in the way of festive feeling.

HOST is a charity which offers such students in the UK the opportunity to spend a short time in a British home to promote cultural exchange and international friendship.

If you think you could give the gift of Christmas to an international student, either from your university or another, by offering an invitation to your home for a few days, or if you could offer an invitation for one of the weekends surrounding 25 December, please get in touch with HOST.

To be put in touch with your local organiser:

  • Visit HOST UK
  • or
  • Tel 020 7739 6292

“Thanks to my hosts and their kindness, I could spend a nice Christmas here instead of staying at home alone. I am grateful for you all.” Mamiko Moda, Japanese student