Australia’s Best Student Homestay Network
Australian Homestay Network provides the highest quality homestay experiences in Australia, ensuring that each of our guests begins their Australian experience on the right foot.
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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 a Senate Committee into the welfare standards of international students (circa 2009) and International Education Services (a not for profit dedicated to excellence in the international education sector). Our services 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. … LEARN MORE →
My Virtual Homestay
My Virtual Homestay is an interactive culture and education program. AHN connects international students with a friendly, English-speaking Australian homestay host who will act as a virtual tour guide and mentor.
Hosts present students with an immersive experience to help them learn the about the local language, culture and people. Students have the unique opportunity to listen, learn and practise their English in a supportive environment.
Each live stream session is conducted using course materials developed by AHN.
More Homestay Experience
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 … LEARN MORE →
Helping Students Succeed
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 … LEARN MORE →
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.
The Australian Homestay Network believes that a homestay program should provide international students with much more than a place to sleep and eat. Each homestay experience should provide an opportunity for the student and the host family to learn from each other, share interests, and establish a foundation for a successful stay in Australia.