What are people saying about Wiltshire Host Families?



Feedback from our Host Families

Our support is second to none and we carry out a comprehensive Home Visit so that new hosts can understand exactly what we do, how we do it and what is expected of them.  We ensure we cover all the legal aspects – so that hosting is safe and enjoyable for everyone involved. It doesn’t stop there either, as our Coordinators are always on hand to look after the hosts, students and leaders from for every group we accommodate.  As experienced host themselves, they know exactly how it feels when you first start hosting – and will be with you every step of the way. As each group is run in exactly the same way then, once you have hosted one group, It all becomes a piece of cake.


"WHF recruitment is excellent, we felt so well supported throughout the process and that really helped us to be prepared for our first visitors. The staff are friendly and informative at every step. The Home Visit was something we were a little nervous about, but of course there was no need to be! Val and Lisa really boosted our confidence with little things we had been worried about. Their experience over many years of Hosting is invaluable and all questions were answered fully."

Amanda & Keith - Trowbridge Host Family - Joined 2022

"Hosting promotes a more fulfilling weekly routine. We love meeting students from different cultures and backgrounds, and providing them with a new life experience."

Mark - Trowbridge Host Family - Joined 2013

"The recruitment process was very good. The home visit was friendly and relaxed and the pack is useful and contains great tips for meals etc. I'm very happy with the allocating process too, as allocations are generally done with plenty of notice and advance notice of any food preferences or allergies.

I host for both Melksham and Trowbridge centres and the coordinators all work in the same way and are approachable, friendly and supportive."

Paula - Melksham Host Family - Joined 2016

"We take 4 students each time and it is easy to fit around our lives, as it is during the week. We've really enjoyed meeting people from other countries and the money we are saving from hosting will be paying for treats like holidays! Now that our children have left home it's nice to have people in the house - and the money is very handy to!"

Cathy - Westbury Host Family - Joined 2022

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Feedback from visiting School Teachers

We have school groups from all over Europe and occasionally further afield. They all come to us for the great “English Experience” that we offer, because of our lovely hosts and our friendly experienced staff. Many of our groups return every year with different students or leaders – but, as you’ll see, they all say the same thing …. 


"Excellent organisation and families. We'd love to come back."

Mrs Bouet - Group Leader - Bouet Group (French)

"Everything was really well organised. Everybody was really friendly. The host parents came on time in the mornings and picked up the pupils at the agreed time.They were excellent - no problems at all. We were very happy - everything was excellent!"

Juergen Wehner - Group Leader - Klassenfahrtenguru Group (German)

"Thanks everyone. The organisation was excellent - very welcoming and good comunication. A few misunderstandings between the kids and the families. but all resolved within the next day. All round an Excellent stay."

Michele Thiery - Group Leader - College La Source (French)

"Excellent hospitality - from Hello til Goodbye. Thank you!"

Gabor Tóth - Guide - Karinthy 9th Grade (Hungarian)

"The coordinators were very friendly and helpful, a really good experience! The hosts were excellent too. It was great! Thank you. We will surely recommend this."

Julia Goken - Group Leader - Goken Group (German)

"Organsation and families were excellent. Everything was perfect, as usual!"

Lajos Tankovics - Hungarian Guide - Karinthy 0 Grade (Hungarian)

Feedback from our booking Agents

As a well-established Local Organiser with a great reputation for efficiency and thoroughness, we currently work in partnership with around 30 agents, based in the UK and abroad. New Agents are seeking us out all the time and our current agents are all clamouring for more availability from us – so the more hosts we can recruit, the more groups we can accept – making everyone happy. 


"In every single centers, every Monday morning when groups arrives throughout England, I am very worried and very often, I received calls from students because of the bad quality of host families.

When groups arrive in your center, I am not worried AT ALL!!!!! It is very nice for me!"

Perrine - Agent from France

"We are woking together 10 years. WHF have accommodated many groups for us every year. Very well organised with excellent families. Schools are coming back year by year. Thanks Val :)"

Lajos - Agent from The France

Some of the lovely gifts our Host Families have received from visiting students



Still not sure about joining the WHF Family?


Speak to a staff member - or if you prefer, one of our experienced or new hosts who will happily talk you through the process, answer any questions you still have and recount their experiences working with us.


Ready to go – send us a message via the Contact Us page.

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