Accommodation (Host Families)

information for international students

International students can apply for Homestay accommodation through us. All of our Host Families are DBS checked and all properties visited to ensure a friendly and relaxing home environment.

Students living in Homestay often have a unique and treasured experience, with many benefits including:

  • Ideal environment to perfect your English language skills.
  • Experience the British way of life.
  • Host accommodation will meet quality standards.
  • Create new memories in the city of Portsmouth, including friendships with your Host Family, making new friends, and learning about the local culture and history.

information for host families

We are recruiting Homestay host families to provide accommodation for our international students, of whom will be studying here at Portsmouth College for as long as two years or as little as one semester.

You will need to fulfil the following criteria before applying to become a Host;

  • Resident of the PO3 or PO4 area
  • Agree to a long term accommodation basis (most students are likely to study for two academic years with us)
  • Act as a loco parentis for the student for the duration of their stay
  • Offer a good standard of living in a friendly environment
  • Provide a half board service during the week and a full board at weekends
  • Wifi access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Provide an annual gas safety certificate
  • Complete a DBS check (we will arrange this)

Hosts will earn £140 per week for providing accommodation to international students.

A dedicated welfare officer will allocate host families to students and be the point of contact to help deal with all student accommodation queries.

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