International School Exchanges and Visits: Homestays

April 2019

This paper is suitable for school and college leaders across all phases, and for those involved in planning
international exchange visits with a homestay element.

ASCL has worked with the British Council, Durham Local Authority’s International Office, and school and
college leaders to produce this practical advice and information.

It is recognised that a homestay can provide young people with unique insights into the way of life in another country, as well as a first-hand opportunity to use language skills in a ‘real’ context. A homestay can also result in significant savings in terms of accommodation costs.

ASCL is committed to supporting international exchanges and overseas visits for children and young people. This paper outlines the action required and provides guidance and links to best practice for all school and college staff affected to manage and maintain safe exchange visits.

Click here to download this guidance.

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