HOST FAMILY - Frequently Asked Questions
Becoming a host family is a very straight forward process. You can register using this link. Once you have registered you will receive an email and will then be able to add more details about your family and your home. The more information you include, the easier it will be for parents to find you and send hostings your way. Having a good profile will make it easier for families to identify you as a suitable match for their child. You can manage your hostings free through our unique online system which works in a similar way to Airbnb.
You will get notified of any hosting opportunities via email. The email will contain a link to view all of the hosting opportunity details to help you decide if you want to accept it. You also have the option to request more information and then accept or reject the hosting. If you need time to review it you can select the option "considering hosting".
Many of our students request private English lessons. If you have TEFL or an equivalent qualification please ensure that you include that in your profile so that we can keep you in mind for any private English lesson requests.
Once you have registered you manage all aspects of the hosting online.
When suitable hosting opportunities become available you will receive an email with an overview and a link to the hosting opportunity details. You can then review and decide whether to accept this hosting or not. The hosting opportunity often goes out to a number of host families so it is important to review the hosting opportunity when you get the email to avoid missing out on the hosting.
We see ourselves as the Airbnb of Student language immersion vacations.
We get requests for students from age 8 up to age 18 years. It is normal that parents want their child with a host family with kids of similar age, gender and interests. However, there are cases where the age of the kids does not matter. There is no downside to registering anyway and we will keep you profile.
Yes, however, we do not allow multiple students with the same primary language with a host family at the same time. You must also advise Hebe Adventures if you are hosting another student as some parents only want their child staying with the host family.
You are in complete control of how long you want to host. You may decide to only host for a month or week during the summer or host all year around. The decision is up to you. You will be able to use the online system to help you manage all hosting opportunities. However, once you have committed to hosting a student your are expected to follow it through to completion.