Meridian Testimonials


 My experience as a Host with Meridian Homestay has been amazing . We have found Jane and her team highly organised who goes above and beyond to ensure that all aspects of hosting is considered such as community, safety, location and family. We love welcoming students into our lives as it allows us to share our world with them while at the same time we get to experience new cultures, pronounce names, eat interesting food and be human. 

Irfan & Sabrina

Meridian Host Family



Dear Jane,

Thank you for your newsletter and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sending me such lovely students in the past.  I find the experience of welcoming international students to my home very rewarding.  I enjoy watching them when they first arrive, quite anxious at first, but after a week they are so settled in, coming and going, sightseeing and meeting lots of new friends.  It is just wonderful to watch.

Thank you so much and have a lovely day.

Kind regards,



 Dear Ms.Margaret,

Hello. I am Hana’s mother, Mamiko Fukuchi.
I hope this email finds you well.
I am writing this letter to thank you for all your support in my daughter's stay.
I wanted to send this letter sooner,but it took me long time to complete it because of my poor English.

I really appreciate your support and kindness during Hana’s stay.
For her, it seems to have been one month flew by so quickly.
Everything was first experience for her and she had precious time.
She was very pleased to all experiences.

She seems to have realized that should be studied English than before to communicate better.
I also realized that.

Thank you very much again.
I'm wishing that this is the origin of the good relationship with you.

I have visited Australia in the honeymoon.
It is a very beautiful country.
Hana and I will visiting your house in Australia and looking forward to meet again sometime.
Please let me know if you have any chance to come to Japan.
We welcome that you stay to our house anytime.

Best regards to all your family and friends, 

Mamiko Fukuchi : 福地 真美子

To a Meridian Host from a Student’s Mother


 A couple of years ago a friend told me about how they had been having homestay students from Meridian Homestay and how they had been enjoying the experience. As we were suffering a bit from the empty nest syndrome :-) as well we called up Meridian to see if we were suitable. Lovely Jane came out to interview us and view the suggested accommodation and before we knew it we were on the list. I must admit to being a bit nervous with the first student - would she like us, our food, her room, the animals? But she settled in quickly and enjoyed her stay as we enjoyed her time with us as well. And that was the start of some wonderful times with people from all over the world - we have had teachers from Korea, students from Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, China, and Germany to name a few. We have had many laughs and certainly some tears when they leave but with modern technology we keep in touch. Dealing with Meridian has bought us a lot of pleasure and been remarkably problem free. Jane and her girls are the ultimate professionals - great communication skills, and very reliable in regards to information on what, who and when to expect and how they keep track of every body beats me. 


Meridian Host Family


 Hi to the team at Meridian Homestay Services,

We wish you a great Christmas and a Merry New Year. David and myself just wish you a thank you for the great experiences we have had through Homestay. It’s simply amazing! Whether it’s cooking at home, dining out, travelling away for the weekend, sport, shopping or going out to see shows, our students are part of it, it is great!

BIG thanks and we look forward to more students in 2014.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year throughout the world. 

Leon & David

Meridian Host Family


 I have been a Homestay Host with Meridian Homestay Services for three years and was impressed from the outset with the friendly and professional approach of the staff at Meridian.

The guests they have allocated to me have all been of the highest standard and has made Hosting them an enriching and enjoyable experience. I would recommend Meridian Homestay Services to anyone looking to Host international guests in their home. 


Meridian Host Family


 With children in their family, we enjoyed singing and watching TV together. It was fun and also I was able to learn English from them. It was also very enjoyable when we went shopping with my Host mother. She took me to different shops and told me about the Australian culture. It was a great experience to be with my Host family for two weeks and I am very grateful. 


Japanese Student