Are you interested in other cultures? Do you have a spare room? Have you considered opening the door to your spare room and hosting an international student whilst they study at UEA?

What is Homestay?

Homestay accommodation is where a student lives with a host family and experiences the culture and language as a member of the family. Homestay is particularly popular with international students because of the opportunity to improve their language skills and learn about the customs and culture of people in the UK.

Could You Be a Host?

You would need to:

  • have a spare room that is clean, private and decorated to a good standard
  • live within a 30-minute commute on foot of the University or live within a 10-minute walking distance to a bus stop for the main bus route to UEA
  • be available for student arrival and provide a warm welcome
  • interact with the student regularly for the duration of their stay
  • choose between offering self-catering or on a half board basis
  • student bedroom must be a minimum 6.5sqm with access to Wi-Fi

Why Be a UEA Host?

Benefits include:

  • tax free income of up to £6,080 per academic year
  • a very rewarding, cultural experience
  • share the UK way of life


Homestay Self-catered option: £100/120 per week (Shared bathroom/En Suite)

  • Includes self-serve breakfast
  • Includes access to kitchen facilities to prepare meals at times agreed by host
  • Designated space in kitchen cupboard and refrigerator to store food


Homestay Half board option: £140/160 per week (Shared bathroom/En Suite)

  • Includes self-serve breakfast
  • Includes dinner 7 days a week and lunch at weekends

Contact Us

If you have any further questions or if you would like to register your interest, please use the form below.
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Data protection

How information about you will be used

Any information you submit to the UEA via this form will only be used for the following purposes:

1) To send you information about the Host service 
2) To gather statistics on the use of this service.

The University will not sell, or otherwise transfer, any personal data submitted via this form to any third parties without consent or unless required by law.