What is expected of me as a host?
It is accepted that standards and facilities will vary from household to household. However, it is generally expected that Homestay hosts will:
• Provide a friendly and caring atmosphere.
• Invite their international student to participate in family activities and outings.
• Provide a fully furnished bedroom complete with study desk and reading lamp.
• Provide 2 -3 meals a day.
• Provide bed linen and towels.
Students who will be accommodated through this Program will generally be over 18 years of age and are expected to utilise public transport when travelling between home and the University.
Why do I need a Working with Children Check?
In order to provide a safe environment for our students all adult individuals residing at any Homestay Premises will need to have a ‘Working With Children Check’.
How much will I be paid each week?
Hosts are paid weekly by their students. The fee for Homestay plus 21 meals per week is $210 and Homestay plus 16 meals per week is $195.
What do you mean by three meals a day?
It is generally expected that hosts provide students with two to three meals a day, depending on the fees they pay each week. This may be a self served breakfast (cereal and toast), a packed lunch (a sandwich and fruit), and a cooked meal for dinner.
Who do I call should I have a problem?
The Homestay Coordinator is available to discuss any situation that may arise. Please contact the Homestay office, the Homestay mobile or email if you have any concerns.