Become a Homestay Host

Itchen Sixth Form College appreciates and values the people who welcome our students into their homes as this is an important part of the student's overall study experience.

Homestay accommodation provides our international students with a safe environment and gives them the opportunity to experience British culture first hand.  

We welcome homestay applications or informal expressions of interest to our International Student Officer Mrs Caroline Flood if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have Wi-fi available in your home
  • The bedroom that you plan to provide for an international student has a bed, desk, chair and usual clothes storage

Please complete the Sixth Form College Homestay application form in the link below and return it to the college for the attention of Caroline Flood either by e-mail (international@itchen.ac.uk) or via post to the college address.



Caroline Flood - International Student Officer

Caroline Flood

'We value the importance that homestay hosts play in making our International students studying at Itchen College a success. If you have a spare room and can offer a student a warm welcome into your family home we would be delighted to hear from you.'


What will happen if I become a homestay host?

All new homestay host homes will be inspected by our International Student Officer, who will be looking for comfortable, safe and clean environments which will be conducive to our students’ study and relaxation. Should your accommodation be suitable, all adults in the household over the age of 16 years will be required to complete DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) forms before being accepted onto our Homestay Register.

Once the DBS check has been completed and you are deemed a suitable applicant, we put together a homestay profile. If your circumstances change, for example your accommodation is altered after inspection, or there is any change in household members, or who has frequent access to the household, we do ask that you contact us immediately, enabling us to update our records accordingly.