Caring for under 18 international students comes with additional responsibilities as a host parent. GBS works closely with their university partners in delivering these programs with our Under 18 Host specialist families. Families selected for these programs are approved by both the educator and GBS and must have strong paternal instincts, understand the responsibilities of taking card of younger students. Additional training and information is provided to assist. This is to ensure both safety and that they meet the requirement of the school/university. Under 18 students typically are doing transitional studies, for entry into university, or entry in the last years of high school. To achieve this they need to obtain a sound english language skill. This is where homestay and the ability to practice english in an environment where they feel comfortable and safe is so important.
Hosts that prefer to cater for an older student market (over18) work with us to deliver accommodation services through StudentBnB