Host Families in Dorset

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How to become a host family in Dorset

Have you ever wondered if you could become a host family? The good news is the process is very simple! If you choose to host a student through Berkeley Guardians, you will be fully supported by our experienced team. 

What are the requirements?

The main requirement is to have a spare room. We look for caring individuals who can welcome a student into their own home and make their feel safe. 

Home Visits

Once you have contacted our team and we have gone through the basic questions a home visit will be arranged. A member of our team will be in touch with you to arrange a host visit. This will be arrange in advance and depending on circumstances, it could be done via video call. 

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What is a host family?

Host families are formed by caring people. They should aim to give students that “family atmosphere” that they might miss from home.  We have found that often the relationship that grows between the family and your child flourishes and is still strong after they have finished their time at school.


Why Dorset?

At Berkeley Guardians we have a nationwide network of host families. We are currently looking for new host families in Bristol to join our network. 

Whether you live in the beautiful Dorset countryside, Dorchester, Weymouth,  Bournemouth or any other surrounding areas, we may have students looking for accommodation in those areas. 

We work with several schools in different areas and therefore we need host families all across the city. Our international students will be attending courses in the Dorset area.

If you have a spare room and would like to host an international student as an extra source of income, contact us today


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Why Berkeley Guardians?

  1. We are fully accredited by AEGIS and BS
  2. We are a local and independent organisation. 
  3. We aim to provide the best care for students. 
  4. We have experience as host families ourselves and understand the challenges and motivations. 
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