We started hosting because we had a spare room and we enjoy the company of teenagers. We love the feeling that most students will have good memories of their experience in Jersey partly because our family welcomed and cared for them.
We’ve had three great years of hosting so far. We always look forward to welcoming students & at times it’s difficult to say goodbye as they feel like a part of our family. When students keep in touch after their stay & then ask to return to us the following year, we know we are doing something right.
Hello, Anna, we are back in France, with Candice we wanted to thank you for the welcome you gave us. It was the best time of my life! The meals were delicious and we will not forget our swimming at sea! We miss you – hoping to see you again someday.
Hosting is very rewarding and this is the fourth year we have hosted students. It’s like having a temporary expansion of our family as many of the students get involved with family life. We have had many students that we have been sad to leave us when their stay was over. What a wonderful year of hosting this has been!
Our family has made friends for life, and we have really enjoyed meeting such lovely kids from other countries. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons from the comfort of your own home.