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Cultural Experience for All

The Highest Standards

The Australian Homestay Network (AHN) is Australia’s largest and most recognised homestay provider. We successfully manage over 10,000 applications per year across all of Australia.
At AHN we are committed to ensuring that a homestay experience is an enriching, secure and memorable cultural experience for both guests and hosts.
The quality of our AHN standards, services and support have been commended by both Government and Education Industry representatives and include 24/7 professionally staffed emergency support, appropriate insurances, online payment services, online student and host orientation training and professional airport reception services —all managed through the AHN’s unique web-based “Homestay Management System™ for students, hosts, agents and institutions.

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Easy online access and full support. Homestay provides the best starting accommodation and orientation for all new students who will learn from our trained and experienced hosts.

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AHN set the standard for quality homestays in Australia. Your students are in the best care available. We provide you with transparency and access to our unique Homestay Management System.

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What is Homestay?

A homestay is a cultural exchange between an international student or visitor and a local individual or family in the host country. The “host” provides accommodation and support for an agreed-upon period of time and rate. Homestays can be tailored to provide meals, assistance and other activities.

Homestays are designed to support international students and visitors who come to the host country to learn about its culture and lifestyle, improve their language skills, or study academic courses. Properly managed homestay is the ideal way to be introduced to a new country. Students learn to understand the language, culture and customs of the region in which they are studying. Many of our students make life-long friends with their host.

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