What To Expect

Our International Students are placed with our local, carefully selected homestay hosts.

Homestay accommodation is half board with breakfast and evening meals during weekdays and 3 meals at weekends. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated but there may be supplementary charges. 

Testimonial by Dawn Hitchcock - Teacher of Performing Arts

"As a teacher at Itchen Sixth Form College I know first hand how enriching international students are to my students and my personal experience in education.

Opening our home to two Italian students has been an extremely positive experience for myself and my children, our one year old's first words have included 'ciao' and 'prego'! Our six year old has greatly enjoyed playing scrabble and other games with the girls that he considers his 'big sisters'. Filomena and Zaira enjoyed taking the children out trick or treating at Halloween, we were also able to have our own family Christmas celebrations before Filomena and Zaira went back to celebrate Christmas with their own families. 

My husband and I have benefitted from the lively atmosphere that teenagers bring to the home, in addition to the exceptional authentic Italian cuisine that they love to cook for us.  We were also very fortunate to go out to Manfredonia in Italy over the summer holiday and spend a week with our home stay students and meet their families, experiencing Italy as the Italians do."

You can see photos of Filomena, Zaira and the Hitchcock family in the 'See us in action' section on the right of this page!