Meet interesting people from different cultures and back grounds
• bring another culture into your home
• open your own children's eyes to the wider world
• feel a sense of pride in sharing your traditions
• form a lasting relationship with someone from across the globe

Staying with a host family is a very important aspect of the programme. The time spent with the families in the evenings and on Sunday provides a vital opportunity to gain confidence in speaking English. For many of the young people and even the adults, it is often the first time they will be speaking English for real. For the teachers who accompany them too, it is a chance to refresh their own use of English – something many do not have a chance to back home.