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LILA Liverpool is looking for local families to help host international students…and get paid for doing so!

2 years ago

LILA Liverpool is looking for local families to help host international students…and get paid for doing so!

One of the country’s leading English language academies, LILA* Liverpool, is encouraging local residents to become host families and help house the latest cohort of international students…and be paid for doing so!

Based in the city centre, LILA* Liverpool offers a wide range of English courses suited to all abilities, and welcomes students from all over the world as part of its Homestay Programme. It now wants Liverpool families to open up their homes and give students the best Liverpool experience ever.

And with the current rise in the cost of living, the extra money generated by becoming a host family can be extremely beneficial.

The Homestay Programme is perfect for international students studying in Liverpool who want to stay with local families and immerse themselves in British… not to mention, Scouse culture!

Leanne Linacre, owner/director at LILA* Liverpool, said:

“Homestay is a brilliant experience for the whole family. I have hosted students myself in the past, and my children have learnt a lot from the experience. Homestay students often come from all over the world, and so it’s lovely to learn about their culture and teach them about ours too.

“The team and I are still in touch with lots of students who we hosted years ago, and sometimes you can even make a friend for life.

“Not only is being a host family a thoroughly enriching experience, but also with the cost of living crisis at the moment, the extra cash certainly comes in handy, be it for a holiday or DIY project.”


Sarah, LILA* host, said:

“Being a host family enabled us to earn some extra money while I was on maternity leave, and we enjoyed it a lot. At first it was daunting having a stranger in the house, but it never feels unsafe, and the students are so good to have around the house.

“I love learning about other cultures and other foods, and my children love it too; plus, with them learning languages in school, it really helps them to speak with confidence.

“You also make lifelong friends, which is really nice. Liverpool has a massive pull too; the students love the music, culture, and it’s obviously a lot cheaper than living in London.

“When I talk about it to friends they always mention the security, but if you ever feel unsafe the school can accommodate you easily. I’ve never had a bad experience. It’s all been very fulfilling and enjoyable.”

Become a host family by contacting the accommodation team via:

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