Becoming a Host Family


  1. Apply here or call us on 01943 878518
  2. Following your application, we will arrange an initial phone conversation to assess your family’s suitability and to gain an understanding of your location.
  3. We will arrange a home visit to meet your family and review the practical details of hosting a child. We will also go through your obligations and commitments whilst hosting.
  4. All members of the family over 16yrs of age who live at the address will need to go through a Disclosure and Barring Service check, paid for by Varsity International.
  5. We will need a reference for each parent from long standing colleagues or friends.
  6. We will gather information from you to build a full profile of your family including discussing any preference you have regarding the child you would like to host.
  7. We match you to an international child based on all the information we have gathered and the dates you have committed to host.