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LILA Become a Host Family

Host international students with LILA*

We are looking for new hosts to join other families across Merseyside in hosting an international student. At LILA* we have a network of over 300 host families and we are looking to extend that network to give more students the opportunity of having a ‘home away from home’ with a local family.

When students stay with a host family they are fully immersed in British culture and can practise their English outside of the classroom. They also get the chance to see more of the city and meet more local people.

As a host family you get to meet people from all over the world and learn about different cultures and traditions whilst teaching the students about your own. It is rewarding to be able to introduce international students to the city of Liverpool and share the experience with them.

Our host families reflect the diversity of the city; married with children, young couples, single parents or those whose children have flown the nest. The most important thing is that students are made to feel like part of the family. Our students enjoy eating meals together with their hosts so they can get to know each other better as well as practising their English at home.

We have both short and long term students who stay in homestay as well as offering half board and full board. We ask our hosts to inform us of any preferences they have for the age of students, length of stay, special diets, etc. so we make sure that we can find a good match of host family and students. You can earn up to £150 per room per week and can host more than one student at a time if you have the rooms available.

Read more about becoming a host family here

If you are interested in becoming a host, get in touch via email: or call us 0151 707 0909

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