A trustworthy service from an experienced team of professionals.
A friendly face waiting at the airport to meet your child.
Choose a host family for your school holiday.
Our Local Coordinator who lives close to the school.
We will be there to help in an emergency on your behalf.
Bright World offers a high quality guardianship programme at over 400 UK boarding schools, colleges and universities across the UK in most schools and regions (except Ireland,). In each area we have a Local Coordinator and an excellent network of established host families and drivers to take care of our students.
The majority of UK boarding schools require all overseas pupils to have a UK guardian. A guardian should be a responsible adult living in the UK who can be there in an emergency situation on behalf of parents.
For those parents who do not have a family friend to act as guardian, then they have the opportunity of choosing an AEGIS accredited UK Guardianship Organisation such as Bright World to act in Loco Parentis for their child.
This not only satisfies the Boarding School requirements but also the UKVI guidelines and keeps international students safe while they are not in school and are unaccompanied. Bright World is accredited to Gold standard - the highest possible standard in the UK.
A Bright World UK guardian will ensure that all the needs of your child are met and offers parents peace of mind and security in the knowledge that there is always someone there to give a helping hand. Our UK guardianship programme offers a total care package from day one of a student’s stay in the UK and throughout their study period.
Bright World was established in 2000 and has been dedicated to offering UK guardianship to international students ever since. Our staff are all expertly trained in Child Protection and Customer Service to create the optimum service for parents and to provide the support and mentoring that young children studying in the UK require. In 2021, 2022 and 2023 we were named winners in the Guardianship Organisation catergory at the prestigious Study Travel Secondary awards.
The online portal was designed to meet the needs of overseas parents and students and includes a unique Host Family Selection tool. Read more about Blink below.
Bright World can offer safe and secure host family accommodation during these planned and unexpected events. Find more about our host families below.
From time to time, students may need to leave school unexpectedly, their flight may be cancelled leaving a gap once the school has closed or they need to leave school during exeat weekends and half term holidays. Bright World can offer safe and secure host family accommodation during these planned and unexpected events.
The driver who collects your child from the airport on arrival is probably the first person they will meet from Bright World. It is very important, therefore, that they recognise them and can find them easily. It is also important that the driver arrives on time and is kind and caring.
All our drivers are criminal record-checked and carefully screened by the team here at Bright World. These are reliable and caring people who are fully insured with good quality vehicles. We will send you a full colour profile of the driver who will meet your child before they travel. This will include their contact details and photograph.
Bright World has been accredited by AEGIS, the Association for the Education & Guardianship of International Students, since 2006. Bright World is a gold standard member, offering guardianship at the highest standard possible in the UK.
Covid travel restrictions and lengthy quarantine rules back home may mean that some students may need to stay in the UK during the longer holidays again this year.
We have therefore taken the decision to offer guardianship students the option of staying with a Bright World host family during Easter and Christmas if they are unable to travel home due to Covid restrictions. All other students should make arrangements to travel home to see their family for the long holidays or remain in the UK under the care of close relatives as per usual.
We are also delighted to be able to offer a selection of holiday and revision programmes for students who would prefer this alternative option to homestay. Our partner residential courses are also available during the Summer holidays.
View our boarding school guardianship fees page here.
Find out about Bright World Guardianships at your chosen school. We offer high quality guardianship, host families and travel services across the UK at over 400 schools and you can search for your school here. In case you can't find your school just get in touch and ask.
Browse our large database of host families close to the school by using our host family selection tool. You can then select your favourite host families based on those that best suit your requirements. We will then give you an availability update on the families you choose.