Southern Cross Education Institute (SCEI) in association with Australian Homestay Network (AHN)
Ideal for the more independent student
Southern Cross Education Institute (SCEI) has contracted with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN) to give international students the opportunity to be hosted by a specially trained AHN homestay host for their introduction to accommodation and living in Australia.
AHN is considered to be the leading Australian Homestay Manager and is committed to meeting the well-published Australian Homestay Standards. AHN has been chosen by the College to ensure the best welcoming experience possible for international students.
AHN HomeShare is a unique way for students, studying in Australian education institutions, to find safe and comfortable accommodation at very affordable rates. AHN HomeShare is an initiative of the Australian Homestay Network, Australia’s largest homestay organisation.
The AHN HomeShare is an extension of the AHN Homestay product and ideal for the more independent student wanting to live in an Australian home as a ‘Home Share’ guest.
This is a value for money and a very affordable option for securing safe and comfortable accommodation in a friendly home environment with a fully trained AHN host family.
The AHN HomeShare provides all students with:
- A safe and secure bedroom
- Accommodation inclusive of all utilities (ie – electricity, gas, water)
- Host families will provide the student with an area for their own food and use of their kitchen facilities for cooking.
- Full AHN insurance coverage, including personal liability, contents insurance and public liability for host families.
- Full management of all payments and receipts
- 24/7 Emergency assistance
- A fully trained host family who is able to assist with cultural exchange, including orientation of the local community.
AHN HomeShare is better value for money than entering into a private rental accommodation. You will only be required to pay a small one-off placement fee upfront which helps us get you the right placement and you avoid complicated and expensive Bond payments.
AHN has hosts available in areas close to major education providers and public transport. Meal options are also available for additional charges.
AHN HomeShare is a wonderful way to experience living in Australia and a great way to meet new friends and create your own ‘Australian family’.
AHN Homeshare hosts will also help you with advice on independent long term accommodation options if required.
How to apply for AHN HomeShare
AHN aims to find you the best available HomeShare based on your preferences.
Our staff are experts in accommodation placements and we have a high success rate in first time placements.
Your placement fee and initial Homestay fees will need to be paid in advance. This enables us to continue with your HomeShare application and ensures that we are able to provide you with an early confirmation.
Do you have a question? Please feel free to visit our Student Frequently Asked Questions.
How to Begin
To begin the homestay application process please click the ‘Join as a Student’ button located at the top right. You will then be taken through the application form and once completed a Welcome Email will be sent to your email address. There will be a link in this email you will need to click to activate your account. Once your account is activated our Systems Administrator will assign your application to the relevant Supervisor who will begin the placement procedure.