Become a host for our Summer Hosting Experience.

What is the programme?

During the first 3 weeks of July we welcome a group of Spanish students to the North Coast. They stay with local families and enjoy a wonderful cultural and language experience. They attend English classes every morning and activities in the afternoon and are away every day with us from 9 am to 5:00pm. They spend the evenings and Sundays with their host families.

Who are the students?

The students are 11-16 years old and come from various parts of Spain.


Host families will receive £200 per week to host one student and £360 to host two students.

Host family Requirements:

  • A spare bed (in a shared room of a child of the same gender) or a spare room.
  • Provision of breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
  • Availability to drop off the student at 9am and pick up at 5:00pm in Coleraine. (There will be an opportunity to share lifts with other host families).
  • Agreement for Bannside Languages to carry out an Access NI Check.


How can I apply?

Simply book a call or send an email to and we will send you a short application form.

Our host families are fully supported

  • Advance confirmation of dates your student will join you.

  • Transfers to/from airport.

  • 24/7 support.

  • Welcome event to share knowledge, stories and meet other hosts.

Our host families!

Autumn Hosting Experience

In September 2024, the North Coast will welcome a number of Spanish students for our 8 week and full trimester programmes.  They will stay with hosts and will attend one of the following schools: Dalriada School, Ballymoney, Coleraine Grammar School and Ballymena Academy.   If you are interested in hosting one of these Spanish school students please contact us!
  • Students arrive on the 1st of September and will stay until the 26th Oct 2024 on our 8 week programme or until the 16th of December on our trimester programme.
  • They will stay with host families and will travel to school walking or by the school bus.
  • Host families receive £240/week (in total, £1920 for 8 weeks and  £3840 for the trimester programme).
  • Host families provide bed and board.
  • Every Saturday the student will attend excursions organized by Bannside languages.
  • Host families have the full support from a bilingual student liaison officer who will be in the North coast.
  • The student liaison officer will also be responsible for the student welfare and pastoral care e.g medical appointments.
Please contact us for more information!