Key Information for Homestay Hosts
A successful hosting experience is one in which both the student and the family enjoy a positive multicultural exchange during their time together.
What You Must Provide
Welcome the student into your home. Provide a safe, caring environment, much as you would for any member of your family.
Be prepared to spend time with the student and display a friendly, flexible attitude. Host responsibilities include teaching the students such basics like acquiring a mobile phone, buying public transportation tickets, the location of local shops, how to use Australian money and banking services and providing personal safety tips.
Expectations of Homestay Hosts
The student requires their own bedroom, bed, desk, chair, study-light, wardrobe and drawer space and food for up to three meals per day. Breakfast and lunch is typically self-service.
Accommodation offered to students will need to be clean, orderly and in good repair (it must comply with current council building regulations and not be under renovation). The room should be properly furnished, located within the family dwelling, and offer privacy. Bathrooms may be shared with the family or be private.
It is uplifting as a host family to experience the thankfulness on the faces of our students. We fulfill any homesickness, helping show them the way while they are carving out their exciting new life.