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Host an international student for Christmas

HOST UK is looking for Inspire readers who would enjoy welcoming an international student at a UK university to their home this Christmas ...

HOST UK promotes international friendship and understanding by arranging for international students studying in the UK to spend a day, weekend or Christmas in a British home.

HOST would love to hear from Inspire readers who would enjoy welcoming an international student at a UK university to their home this Christmas.

Many students, from all over the world, will be stuck on an almost deserted campus if HOST is unable to find more homes for them to go to. It's an opportunity to make friends, and do something positive towards increasing goodwill and mutual understanding in the world.

Students speak English, and bring fun, interest and curiosity about our customs and culture. Zhao from China has requested a visit, adding: "I do hope the family are Christian, because I want to know how real Christians celebrate Christmas!"

HOST was established in 1987 by the British Council and is a registered charity. Regional organisers take care linking students with volunteer hosts, and the charity arranges visits at weekends all year round.

To find out more visit www.hostuk.org or call HOST on (UK) 020 7739 6292.

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