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Broaden your global horizons at home

Academic Families is Scotland’s premier guardian agency supporting international pupils attending boarding schools in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. We’re looking for caring people with a spare room to host a child for occasional weekends and short holidays.



Our hosts come from all walks of life - they want to share cultures, enjoy the company of teenagers and have a spare room – does this describe you? It’s a very rewarding experience for host families and international children alike.


Academic Families is always responsible for our students and we fully support our hosts so you can enjoy your time together stress-free knowing we’re here 24/7.

You will receive a hosting allowance and all student expenses are covered.


Call us to find out more 0131 331 3317 or check our website https://bit.ly/3Abv2Lz


We look forward to welcoming you to our ‘family’ to help us support our brave students who travel far from their home to benefit from a Great British education.