Hosting juniors

Fill your home with a new energy by hosting junior students

Hosting junior students can be a rewarding experience for you and your family, not to mention the students. Younger students with new perspectives bring energy into the home and can engage with younger members of the family. Older family members can gain enjoyment from seeing students build their confidence, settle into their home and improve their language skills throughout their stay.

Key facts about hosting junior students

  • Age ranges: Our young learner programme is for students between 10-13 years old and our teenage programme is for students between 14-18 years old.
  • Times of year for hosting: Our young learner and teenage programmes run during European school holiday periods, however we also have school groups on short stays outside school holidays.
  • Course duration: The average length of stay for junior students is one or two weeks at a time, however students may stay for up to six weeks depending on their age.
  • Board: You are required to provide a comfortable bedroom for students along with continental breakfast, packed lunch to take to school and dinner eaten with family members. Up to two students of different nationalities will be placed in twin rooms, with a maximum of four students per home.
  • Transfers: Students usually arrive and depart at the weekend and you will need to pick them up and drop them off from the harbour or airport.
  • Study & activity programmes: During the week junior students have a full study & activity schedule arranged starting at 9am and they will not return to your home until after 16:30 every day. In the summer a wide range of evening activities are on offer for teenage students (different curfew times apply to different age groups). Young learners are not allowed to go out in the evenings without you, other than to a weekly BBQ at the college.
  • Transport: The college provides daily school buses all year round to and from St Brelade’s College and their afternoon activities. In the summer teenage students are provided with a bus pass to travel to their campus, Highlands College.
  • Support: You should welcome students as members of your family and show concern for their welfare, safety and security during their stay. 24 hour support is also provided from St Brelade’s College in case of emergency.
  • Recommend a friend scheme: We’ll pay you an extra £50 ‘thank you’ bonus per new host recommended (if they host for a minimum of four weeks during the summer). Bonuses are paid annually at the end of the August.
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