We run a Hospitality Scheme each year, to connect international students with local people in Edinburgh.
Meeting a local person or family can help you settle into University life, learn more about Scotland, enhance your experience of studying abroad and increase your understanding of local traditions and customs.
The Hospitality Scheme pairs international students with members of the local community, hosts or host families to give them the opportunity to meet.
Applications are now closed for this academic year (2013/14). Applications for academic year 2014/15 will open in August 2014.
In October we will hold an 'icebreaker' reception for the matched hosts and students to meet one another. We aim to match as many students as possible with a host.
Details about the 'icebreaker' reception will be sent to all students who have been successfully matched with a host or host family at the end of September.
The Hospitality Scheme is very popular with students. We need as many volunteers as possible.
Your commitment doesn't have to be large; it can be as simple as meeting for coffee once or twice. However, some hosts enjoy spending more time with their students, and meet more regularly or provide hospitality over the Christmas vacation period.
We need as many volunteers as possible.If you would like to volunteer as a host please fill in the Host application form.
The hospitality scheme is a highly rewarding an enriching opportunity to learn more about different cultures and ways of life.
We are always expanding the scheme, as it is an extremely popular service for our students.
If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions about the scheme, please contact:
This article was published on Sep 25, 2013