Student's Responsibilities

  • Before arrival you will be emailed the Host Family Profile. You are welcome to make contact with your host family directly and introduce yourself before you arrive, if you so wish.
  • On arrival at Homestay your host would enjoy seeing photos of your family and if you are bringing gifts to the family bring inexpensive tokens or handicrafts from your country.
  • In Australia we say “please” when making a request and “thank you” when receiving help or assistance for example “What a nice dinner, thank you!”
  • Keep your room clean and tidy, it only takes a few minutes to clean up after yourself each day.
  • Never have overnight visitors to your Homestay without first asking your Host family’s permission. Also, ask your Host when it is convenient for friends and family to visit.
  • Make sure you bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo and other toiletries you may require.
  • Lock the doors and windows and turn off the lights and heating/cooling when you leave the Homestay each time.
  • Having an alcoholic drink is generally an excepted social practice in Australia. It’s not up to us to say whether you should or should not consume alcohol. If you choose to you drink take into consideration the needs of those around you, and respect how the Host family feel about drinking. Be responsible for how much you choose to drink and the effects it may have on you. Please do not consume alcohol in the Homestay bedroom.
  • If you are under 18 years old you are not allowed to consume alcohol. The legal age for consumption of alcohol in Australia is 18 years and over.
  • Smoking is not allowed in Homestay, outside only with your Host’s permission.
  • Use of illicit drugs (not prescribed by a doctor) is Illegal in Australia.


 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. 


Japanese Student