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International students offered hospitality

09 October 2015


From Kimberley Brough

Sir, — I was interested to read the Revd Sally Hitchiner’s article (Comment, 2 October) on making freshers welcome. Ms Hitchiner also mentions the importance of showing hospitality to international students as a congregation.

Your readers may be interested to know that the charity HOST works with many churchpeople (and others) who volunteer to invite adult international students into their homes for a day, a weekend, or a few days at Christmas.

This small offer of hospitality means a huge amount to international students, many of whom have not seen their families for months. It is also an interesting way of introducing international students to the traditions and story of Christmas.

So, if any of your readers have room at the inn, I do encourage them to offer a warm home to an international student for a few days. More information can be found at www.hostuk.org or by phoning 020 7739 6292.


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