Anonymous family, Waterlooville, August 2023
"We all loved having Isabel to stay. She was a stunning individual who had a positive impact on the whole family. I feel that my own children grew because of the experience too. She had a great maturity and social confidence. She was perfectly matched to balance with eldest daughters personality and they became great friends. She was a part of our family and benefited from our warmth and compassion for each other. We became in tune with her needs and how to best support her. She threw herself positively into every aspect of our lives - she demonstrated great courage - even joining in with karate club. She loved sharing volleyball with us and my children, their friends and cousins - all of whom found her enthusiasm contagious and loved learning from her. We loved showing her the local villages, countryside and taking her to London so that she got to see as much as possible. She loved being at school and mixing with my Isabel’s friends who welcomed her into their friendship group. It was such a positive experience for all involved and we all genuinely loved it so much".
Kelley Evans, Brading (Hampshire), August 2023
"We absolutely loved having our Spanish Student. The match was perfect in so far as they had similar interests and from similar households. The children therefore bonded very well before they even met and their friendship went from strength to strength and we as parents have also grown to love their family and planning a trip to Spain! We gave our student lots of fun packed weekends, keeping her busy and to engage her into life in England, which along with the good match is key to having a happy student whilst being away from their families in Spain.
Lara Buck, Portsmouth, October 2022
"Hola! We loved having Alaia, she was a dream house guest! So well matched to Lucy also. I have been really impressed with how well matches both the Spanish girls were to my daughters, than you!
(The Bucks hosted two girls, each one matching one of their daughters, from two different groups, in June-July and in October 2022).
Tanya Mullins, Christchurch, July 2019"Gorka was an absolute pleasure. He was polite, funny and similar to George. They made a good friendship.
Lisa Taylor, Christchurch, July 2017"We thought the programme was very well run. The support for the students and host families was fantastic. The students I met clearly enjoyed their stay and the bowling half way through is a welcome get together for both students and host families. We would be very happy to have another student next year."
Andrea Smirk, Southampton July 2016
"We have really enjoyed Ainhoa staying with us. She has settled really well and my children got on really well with her. Ainhoa has learned a lot, speaks very good English and especially has enjoyed eating English food. Ainhoa is like a member of our family. We will miss her very much when she goes back home. Hopefully we will see Ainhoa again next year to come and stay with us.
I found it was very well organised. I thought it was nice to be in contact with the family before there child comes over to England. Great communication between us and the co-ordinator, if we have any concerns, worried about anything or to ask any questions. The only problem was when picking the student up it was late at 10.15pm in the evening. But I could understand about the arrangements for all the students to come to England together. We are happy to support the programme next year."
-In 2017 arrival time has been sorted! The group will be arriving at a much more reasonable time!
"We as a family, really enjoyed Maya´s time here. She was an absolute delight to have in our home. Polite, entertaining and great fun to have around. She blended in very well here. So, if you can find her double that would be amazing"
Louisa Green, Fordingbridge, March 2016
Maya, in the picture, had a great time with Louisa and family in summer 2015. Next summer she is traveling to France to practice her French so she won´t be joining the group. The family are still happy to repeat the experience, though.
- No worries, Louisa! We have a few more adorable students for your family to enjoy this summer, too!
"We always have fun when Zita, our Spanish student visits. It´s a pleasure to welcome her into our home and it´s a good experience for my children to accommodate and look after her. We are always sad to see her leave."
Ms Guy, Lymington, September 2015
Ms Guy and family have hosted students for our organization and enjoyed doing so since 2012!
“I was recommended this company by a friend last year and I have been delighted with the result and would love to recommend them to my friends for this year, as an excellent opportunity for your child/family."
Karen McDonnell, Bournemouth, April 2015
“An amazing experience, both as a family and for our daughter….a fantastic time and something we will do again!”
Mrs Cordon, Isle of Wight, March 2014
“It was a great experience not only for the student, but for our 14-year-old son. It opened his eye to the difference in schooling and what it would be like to have a brother…… very good indeed.”
Mr & Mrs Webster, Southampton
“Fantastic experience for our son, and the rest of the family, it was sad to see him go.”
Langdown-Jones Family, Southampton
‘‘We all enjoyed it so much, she came back again! July wouldn't be the same without her now…