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Our work would not be possible without our trusted partners



Study Links work with top educational agents worldwide, to provide their clients with award-winning guardianship and homestay services.


We also support our partners with other UK educational services, such as:

  • School / university / language course applications
  • Holiday Camps with native English-speakers
  • International Holiday Camps in the UK
  • Group immersion programmes
  • Private tutoring
  • FAM trips


To discuss a partnership with Study Links, please contact Dianne Senior,

Schools and Universities

Schools & Universities

Study Links works with ambitious schools and universities throughout the UK, to provide outsourced guardianship and homestay services, and provide access to international student markets using our wealth of expertise and connections.


Support and services typically include:

  • Guardianship Services
  • Homestay Services
  • Agent partnership
  • Group Immersion Programmes
  • Staff training (cultural etiquette)
  • International marketing representation
  • Twinning services with overseas schools
  • International investment opportunities


To discuss a partnership opportunity, please contact Ailie Fan,

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Every year thousands of young people studying in the UK become part of a new family – some for a short time, others for a little longer. But each will create memories, have positive experiences, and build lasting bonds thanks to the amazing homestay families who step in as the students’ home away from home.


If you’ve never considered becoming a homestay or, if you’ve heard the term but aren’t sure what it means, read on to understand more about what it is, what’s involved and how to become a homestay in your area.



All the students I have hosted have been some of the nicest and warmest people I have ever come across in my life.
Asha, Leeds



Our students are looking for families who can offer a safe, peaceful environment, many of our registered homestays are those with rooms to spare after their own children have grown up and gone to explore their own lives, or those with similarly aged children, with whom our students can share enriching experiences.


If you have room in your home and life to care for a student, nurture them throughout their studies and provide a home which fosters this ethos, we want to hear from you. Our list of current sought-after locations for new homestays is at the bottom of this page.


Additionally, we offer a guided application service, which will help you complete the application process, but if you’re not quite ready to apply and want to talk through anything not covered on our FAQ section, get in touch with a member of our team here.


Our Facebook community is regularly updated with useful content, insights into homestay life and video and photos, like and follow our page and get to know Study Links and the amazing people who support our students by providing a safe, nurturing home environment.


Homestay FAQ

We welcome homestay families in all locations, as our students study throughout the UK. We currently have a high demand for homestays in these areas:
  • Bath
  • Blackpool
  • Durham
  • Edinburgh
  • Lancashire
  • Leeds
  • London and the South East
  • Oxford
  • Manchester
  • North Yorkshire
  • Shropshire
  • The Lake District
  • York

Choosing to become a homestay is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It’s an opportunity to share culture, language and knowledge, provide care and support and build lasting friendships. Students and their families have stayed in regular contact with homestays long after their studies have finished. Some Homestays have traveled thousands of miles to attend weddings.

Homestays receive a daily allowance to cover food and accommodation expenses. The allowance varies depending on the type of student you host (e.g. boarding school/language school/part of a group). To find out what the daily allowance is for the types of students suitable for you, please contact To find out more about the government’s ‘Rent a Room’ scheme, click here.

Short term homestay students stay from one or two days up to a month. They are usually students who are 18 or younger, who need a homestay during short school holidays and exeat weekends. Short term students will generally be at home all day most days and will need breakfast, lunch and dinner. They generally go home for long holidays such as Christmas and summer.

Long term homestay students generally stay from 6 weeks up to one year or longer. Long term students are usually 14 and above. Long term students need homestays for different reasons. Some students come to the UK for an English course which can last 6 weeks to 12 months or more. Others are day students at schools in the UK so will be at school during the week. Those studying at college or university will vary their working week pattern between lessons and lectures, or studying at home. During the week, long term students are usually out most of the day so only require breakfast and dinner.

The allowance paid for being a homestay is relative to the level of care required. Because short term students require more care, the allowance is more generous than for a long term student.

To apply to become one of our homestays Study Links homestay, click here

Homestays must provide a bed, a space to study and up to three meals per day, depending on the type of students you will have. Students should keep their own room clean and tidy, but there is an expectation for you to provide clean towels and bed linen, as well as keeping your house clean and tidy.

This depends. Long term students can stay from 6 weeks up to one year or more, whereas short term students only stay from a few days up to a few weeks. For more information click here.


The Study Links team is growing!



We are currently hiring for :


  • an Operations Coordinator


Please contact us for more information.




That’s all for now 🙂


Still interested? Send us your CV and we’ll gladly take a look!