EIL UK (Experiment in International Living)

EIL UK is a charity promoting tolerance and understanding through intercultural education. We welcome international visitors to the UK and arrange homestay accommodation for them. Our volunteer host families come from all walks of life and offer a warm and welcoming home for university students for a weekend.


Current opportunity

EIL UK are an educational charity who offer international students the opportunity to live with local families whilst completing short term studies and voluntary projects throughout the UK. In June 2024 we will be offering a small group of American university students the chance to visit the wonderful city of Edinburgh. We are looking for warm and welcoming local hosts to show our guests the best that Scotland has to offer. We ask that you have a suitable bedroom for each student and can provide a breakfast selection, packed lunch and evening meal. Although this is a voluntary position we do offer a financial contribution towards household expenses and offer our hosts the support of a local co-ordinator. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of a young person and create an enriching cultural exchange experience for all.