Policy – Extension of Homestay Arrangements by Students

If a student wishes to stay in homestay longer than the initial contract period paid for (either paid to Meridian Homestay Services or to a Student’s education provider/agent), the Student must advise Meridian Homestay Services.

Please Note: Private financial agreements are NOT to be made between the Student and the Host Family.

This policy is in place for the protection of both the Student and the Host.

Protection afforded includes:

For the Student For the Host
  • Resolution available if an untenable situation arises
  • Resolution available if an untenable situation arises
  • Assistance available if the Student's circumstances change
  • Arbitration if a dispute arises
  • Monitoring the continuing suitability of the Homestay arrangement
  • Security for receipt of payment of Homestay fees
  • Arbitration if a dispute arises
  • Advisory support

Please contact Meridian Homestay Services if and when you plan on extending your Homestay.

Testimonials

 Hello. This was my first homestay, so I was worry about everything. But my Host mother and American foreign student who also lived together with us was very kind to me, the family took us to a restaurant and told the best shops to purchase souvenirs. Everything was good, but the thing I think was best is the existence of foreign student in the Homestay. She was a good friend to talk with and was also a good English teacher. I became able to enjoy a conversation in English better. I really enjoyed life in Homestay! Thank you. 

Yukina

Japanese Student