Host family - Icon Education

Host family - Icon Education

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ICON has a database of host families located around the UK who provide both long and short-term accommodation for students. All host families must meet our requirement for the provision of accommodation in accordance with AEGIS guidelines.

We have families in the following areas:

  • London and its surrounding areas
  • North of England
  • Midlands

Places are limited so please contact us as soon as possible on hostfamily@iconeducation.co.uk

We encourage our host families to integrate students into family life as much as possible, allowing them to experience new foods and activities which they may not have tried before, we have found that the more our students engage with the host family members the more they enjoy their time living in the UK.

Interested in becoming our Host Family?

If you are interested in joining us as a host family, please email to hostfamily@iconedu.co.uk or call us on 0115 8500 388 for an exploratory discussion. We would love to hear from you.

We will explain the expectations and the rewards of being a host family. We will ask you to fill in an application form. We will then arrange a visit to your home by one of our team members. Please be aware that all member of the family over the age of 16 who live at the accommodation will need to be DBS checked. This will be arranged and paid for by ICON as part of the application process.

You can also fill in the form here (Adam, hyperlinked to FORM attached).
You can either fill the form online or print the form out, fill them in and send it back to us to the following address:

ICON Education, 198 Beardall Street, Nottingham, NG15 7JU, UK

Boarding House or Host Family?

This is entirely your choice and both have advantages. We select our host families with care. The majority of our host families are former school teachers who live very near to schools.

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Even if your child stays in the Boarding House, there will be times when your child needs to stay with Host Family.

Who need to stay with host family?

Boarding school students: There are three half-term breaks during which boarding schools are close and boarders need to vacate their boarding houses. Boarders who do not travel away from UK or return home will need safe and secure accommodation during these periods. Temporary accommodation is also required during exeat weekends. Staying with approved host families is the most common arrangement.

Day school students: Day school students will stay with host family for long term throughout their school term time. There are three term breaks and during these breaks or holidays, Day School students will need safe and secure accommodation if they do not return home or travel outside of UK. They may continue to stay with the same host family if availability allows or staying with a different host family temporarily.

Selected samples of student’s room at our host family’s homes
Here are what our host families say about their experiences:
Joanna

Joanna

Derbyshire

We enjoy having international students in our home, we understand other cultures much better and enjoy the experience.

Angela

Angela

Nottinghamshire

ICON are a supportive organisation to both students and host families. I like the balance of hosting during term time and having free time in the holidays.

Myriam

Myriam

Sheffield

Our family enjoys the whole experience of hosting international students. It is rewarding and interesting to discover other cultures and be able to give the students an opportunity to understand British culture.

Anne

Anne

Yorkshire

Pleasant and easy way to host students in your own home. I have always had polite and friendly students who give my family an insight into life in China and other countries.

Helen

Helen

South of England

I would thoroughly recommend hosting through ICON, they are professional and supportive of host families and students alike. I have three teenage girls who have loved the opportunity to share their culture and learn the from the students.

Hanya

Hanya

Nottingham

It brings my family joy when hosting international students, we learn so much and hope that their experience with us is as fulfilling.

Jane

Jane

Nottingham

We enjoy having international students in our home, we understand other cultures much better and enjoy the experience.

Hanya

Hanya

Nottingham

It brings my family joy when hosting international students, we learn so much and hope that their experience with us is as fulfilling

Joanna

Joanna

Nottingham

We enjoy having international students in our home, we understand other cultures much better and enjoy the experience

Angela

Angela

Sheffield

ICON are a supportive organisation to both students and host families. I like the balance of hosting during term time and having free time in the holidays.

Myriam

Myriam

Sheffield

Our family enjoys the whole experience of hosting international students. It is rewarding and interesting to discover other cultures and be able to give the students an opportunity to understand British culture.

Anne

Anne

Nottingham

Pleasant and easy way to host students in your own home. I have always had polite and friendly students who give my family an insight into life in China and other countries.