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Join Australia’s Most Successful Homestay Network

There are many benefits to hosting international students: 

Lifetime Relationships

Students are excited about learning Australian English and culture, and your warm welcome improves their chances for academic success and cultural acceptance while far from home.  Many students stay in touch with their host families long after they have finished their study. We’ve even had host parents visit students they have hosted in their home country. The benefits of hosting continue long after the student has left.

Learn New Cultures

One of the great experiences offered through hosting an international student is learning about another culture as you get to share your own.  Students will share their traditions, meals, and beliefs with you, and it is expected that you will include them in yours. Whether you share culture through food, or discussing cultural differences during the weekends, you’ll learn something new everyday.

Earn Extra Money

Our host payments will assist you in covering the expenses of hosting a student, such a providing meals, and utilities such as power and water. Feel free to contact us  to see what host rates apply to your region or visit our how hosts are paid pages here.

The Process:

Hosting with AHN is easy, just complete these simple steps:

  1. Submit our one page application form
  2. Fill out your AHN profile. ( Host profiles are used to match the best students to your home / family)
  3. Background checks and interviews are conducted
  4. You’re ready to host!

We are confident you will enjoy the cultural experience of hosting an international student in your home, for more information see our FAQS.

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Become an AHN host today!

Sign up as a host today and find out why AHN is the number one choice for homestay experiences in Australia!

As a former international student, I enjoy creating the opportunity to give that experience back. Having students from other countries enriches our cultural awareness at home.