HOST is a charity, founded in 1987, that is supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and many UK universities. It wants to help you feel welcome in the UK and to give you a taste of British life first-hand, by giving international students the opportunity to be guests in the homes of approved hosts all over the UK. Their aim is is to promote international friendship and cultural exchange in a friendly and safe environment.
HOST has hundreds of friendly, welcoming people across the UK who would like to meet and give you a home-away-from-home experience. All hosts are unpaid, and invite students because they enjoy offering you a welcome to the UK. All HOST volunteers are visited and approved by regional organisers so they know who and where you are going to.
For more information please see HOST UK website.