Charity information

HOST UK

HOST promotes international friendship and understanding by welcoming international students as guests in British homes.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    The mission of HOST is to promote international understanding and friendship. HOST works with international students studying at UK institutions to give them a day or a weekend visit as a guest in a British home. All of our hosts are volunteers who host because they enjoy meeting people from other cultures and countries.

    More than 100 Universities and Colleges nationwide subscribe to the HOST Programme and encourage their students to go on a HOST visit because of the value that it adds to their international students' experience of studying in Britain. Thousands of international students apply each year for a visit, sometimes several times over, and feedback tells us how much they enjoyed their visits.

  • Aims

    HOST UK aims to:

    • To promote international understanding and friendship.
    • To bring together British hosts and international students we help to build bridges in our society and contribute to community cohesion.
  • Overview

    Established: August 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 327592

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 1500

    Phone number: 0207 7396292

    Address: Unit K106, The Biscuit FactoryTower Bridge Business Complex100 Clements Road, SouthwarkLondon SE16 4DG

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • British hosts welcome students from Middle East

    In a global climate of mutual distrust, enabling Middle Eastern students at universities i... More
  • British hosts welcome students from Middle East

    In the present climate of mutual distrust, enabling more Middle Eastern students to take a... More
  • Chinese at Christmas

    Thousands of Chinese students are studying in UK and can feel very isolated in their insti... More
  • Welcome an African Student

    Thousands of African students are studying in UK and many can feel lonely and isolated. Th... More
  • Bridging the International Gap

    HOST UK wishes to continue its hugely successful work of bridging the gap between internat... More
  • Welcoming Middle East students

    Thousands of Middle East students are studying in UK. Very few of them have the opportuni... More