Homestay Accommodation

Experience the UK with a local family during your stay.

Living with a homestay host is one of the best ways to experience and enjoy British culture whilst you study with us.

Home away from home

We pride ourselves on providing a truly British experience for international students and our Homestay Accommodation Programme is one of the key components to this.

You will have the opportunity to get involved in everyday life, from eating together to watching British television. You will travel to college by bus or train just like our local students do from nearby towns and villages.

What should you expect from your homestay experience?

Trips and Events

During your time with Trafford College and indeed with your homestay family, you'll experience a number of trips and events. Making the most of the great city on your doorstep, these could include:

  • Old Trafford Stadium Tour
  • Velodrome Olympic Cycling Track
  • Museums and Galleries, including the Museum of Science and Industry
  • City Shopping Experiences
  • MediaCityUK Tours of BBC and ITV studios
  • Music events and city festivals


You'll experience British culture through local food. You will eat breakfast and dinner with your homestay family on weekdays. As well as breakfast, lunch and dinner at the weekend and during periods of college holidays.

The College Cafe sells lunch, drinks and snacks and you have the option of shopping at British supermarkets where you can find a broader selection of food items from around the world.

The Internet

You will have access to the internet during your studies at College and with your homestay host, allowing you to stay in touch with your family back home and friends you meet during your time with us.


Your homestay host will do your laundry once or twice a week, when convenient. Any items which require dry cleaning or special care are your responsibility, and not the responsibility of your host.

Illness or Injury

If you have a medical problem, your homestay host will contact a Doctor/hospital/Dentist on your behalf if necessary. You can register with a local surgery on your arrival; your host will be able to tell you where the nearest medical centre is.

Become a Homestay Host

Accommodation is needed for our international students who come to the College to learn English.

We are recruiting for new host families who are interested in other cultures and can provide a homely environment for 1-3 international students. Families are needed throughout the year and we can fit in with your availability.

  • Earn money per week, per student
  • Host students from China, Italy, Spain, Germany and many others

If you would like further information about the Homestay Programme or to request a Homestay Host application, please complete the form below. Alternatively, contact the International team 0161 886 7033 or email