Become a Host Family

During college holiday times, some of the international students attending UWC Atlantic may be unable to travel home.
Host families open their own homes offering accommodation alongside friendship, support, advice and comfort during holiday times. These support relationships are invaluable for students who are away from home and cannot return there due to a variety of reasons.


Your home


There is no set time commitment, though we prefer that host families commit to a minimum 7-day period.


Anywhere from 7 days to 2 months

Responsible to:                                 

Volunteer Coordinator

What’s in it for you:                        

  • The opportunity to learn about different cultures
  • The opportunity to build lifelong relationships with the college students
  • Work as part of a team delivering a valued service to the college community
  • Receive regular support
  • DBS certificate (all residents 16 and over must undergo a DBS check)

What we expect from you:           

  • To represent UWC Atlantic in a professional manner
  • To adhere to the policies and procedures of UWC Atlantic
  • To provide two references as part of the application process           


  • We will provide safeguarding training at the College


To apply to become a Host Family, please email or  call 01446 799 077.

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