International Studies: Staying with a Host Family

Our host families are looking forward to welcoming international students back into their homes. We will be following the latest UK Government COVID guidelines to provide you with a safe place to call home during your stay, with our top priority being that students and hosts feel safe and comfortable this summer.

The UK COVID vaccination scheme is working round the clock and most UK adults have now received their first vaccination, with many to receive their second dose before the summer of 2021. We will be testing hosts and students before arrival at the host family home, and throughout your stay, as well as implementing more regular cleaning in college communal areas so you can be confident that you are staying in a safe environment.

Jack Davies, Accommodation Officer, Cambridge Regional College.

To give you an idea of how much our host families enjoy accommodating students from overseas, even during the pandemic, we have pulled together some host family testimonials collected during the latest period of hosting.

“My family and I have been hosting a student from Cambridge Regional College since the start of the COVID pandemic. This has of course caused some difficulties but nothing that we weren’t able to manage, and the bond we have formed with our student has only been stronger because of it.
 
After briefly managing to get home over the summer he returned to stay with us in September for this academic year and plans to remain with us next year too!”
 
Allison S, Host Family

“Hosting a student during the COVID pandemic has been tricky, we are all taking far more health precautions than normal, like additional cleaning and isolating on arrival, but this allowed both us and our student to feel safe and at ease while living here.
 
The lockdowns have given us much more time to get to know each other this year!”
 
Carrie C, Host Family

We are really looking forward to having students again this summer. My home has felt very quiet this past year with students staying so we are excited to getting back to normal
 
Omid H, Host Family

We are happy to host students again soon and hope that the pandemic won’t stop students travelling abroad this summer. We have already had our vaccines but are happy to be tested before our student arrives just to be safe!”
 
Ruby K, Host Family

Great news that students might be coming back over summer, it has been such a boring year without having students here! I’m so excited to get back to hosting.
 
Ray W, Host Family

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