What our Parents say

Cotswold Guardians - Premier Homestay agency for international students in the UK Our son Carl-Philipp is at home again and is now beginning to develop a sort of home sickness to Taunton. We thank you very much for your help and we will highly recommend you if anyone is in need of a guardian! With kind regards Gerhard Arnold

I don't know how to thank you enough for the time of your guardianship and that your services become a big relief for me while my kids have been here in UK. You will always be in my good memories. Thank you very much. Best regards, Kornkanok

Thanks again for all of the great help to our family during the past year. We appreciate your excellent arrangement to our kids, in the other hand, I am willing to introduce if there are any of our friends or relatives are going to study in England in the future, you and your company will definitely on our first consideration. Kind Regards, Jenny

What our Students say

I have stayed with my guardian every exeat and half term for 4 years now. I really enjoy staying with her, as I feel very comfortable around her. I feel like I’m living at home as I can do what I want, such as watch TV, go shopping, or cooking. She also helps me with my prep and teaches me how to cook. She is my friend and my parent at the same time. She is the coolest guardian. Pop Buranasujja

When I first meet my host family they welcomed me with an open heart. With thanks to them, I began to learn the culture and the history of England. I’m happy to have such a lovely and caring family. They make me feel at home and I always appreciate the fun as well as the good food! It is never boring in their home, as there are often other students coming from different schools to stay with the family. As a result I have made lots of friends outside my school. I've been staying with this family now for three years. I’m always happy to spend my Absit (Exeat) and Half-Term with them. Yannik Scheurer

Having a host family means a lot to me. I define it as my second family, as it is somewhere you can totally relax and share problems with. When I first came to England, living with my host family helped me to overcome the difficulties of the totally different life style. Personally, I was thankful that I made the right decision of having a host family. Leona Xu

What our Host Families say

We take pride in providing our students a warm and caring home away from home. What we give is what we would want for our own children, if they were living away from home. For us it feels like having an extended family, with the added benefit on learning about each other’s culture. Karen Hilliard

I would like to say that hosting students is like a window into another culture in your own home and is, (so-far!), pure pleasure for me personally. I love my house to be full and with my own children now grown and away at boarding school and Universities, it fills that void and gives me something to look forward to. Hopefully, the effect is the same on the student and we can learn so much about each other. I love being a Mum and this allows me to look after someone else’s child in the way I would hope my child would be cared for, if the roles were reversed. Thanks Anne, Michelle Robson

We are most grateful for the excellent host families Cotswold Guardians have found for Thai students who have been placed under our guardianship in UK. We look forward to your continued help in finding caring host families for our students in the future. Angela Cleary, Education Advisor & Head of Private Students Section, Royal Thai Embassy