What is can be like for the International student and how to create a Long Term Homestay Environment.

 

An international student will experience a cycle of adjustments when he/she arrives in Australia because of homesickness, differences in environment, language, and customs.

An awareness of the possibility of unusual behaviour may help a host family to be sensitive to the student's needs.

A host family is expected to provide the student with a friendly home environment that is safe and clean.  The student should have a private room with a study area, all basic furniture and necessary household items.  The student will require three meals a day and should be treated as a member of the family.  He/she should not be asked to do heavy housework or babysitting.  Whenever possible, the family is asked to give practical assistance to the student and to introduce the student to Australian culture.

    

Pre-Arrival / Arrival

 

The First Days / Weeks

 

Ongoing     

    Host families do not usually carry household insurance to cover students staying in their homes.  Host families are advised to check on their home insurance with regards to hosting students in their homes in the event of injury or other unforeseeable occurrences. Students can purchase insurance against loss of valuables and personal belongings in case of fire or burglary.  Host families should encourage their students to get insurance coverage if necessary

 

If you have any problem or concern regarding your student, try talk to the student.  If it cannot be solved, please contact us.  We will do our utmost to help you and your student find a solution.

 

Homestay Australia P/L