Homestay Requirements

Homestay Requirements

Arrival and Departure

As part of the homestay agreement, hosts are responsible for picking up their student from the participating host school on the day of their arrival, as well as bringing the student back to the school (or another designated location) on the day of their departure. Please note, due to the timing of international flights the departure may require an early morning drop off.

Household Arrangements

Our staff will provide students with a general briefing regarding living etiquettes in a homestay family during their time in Australia. We also  encourage them to ask lots of questions during their stay and we strongly recommend that you explain to your student your normal household arrangements i.e. use of telephone, internet, cooking, showering times, meal times, household chores, laundry routine, rules regarding having friends over, etc. as soon as practicable in order to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings. Please consider that for non-English speaking students these arrangements may need to be written down and carefully explained. 

Provisions and Responsibilities

• Provide a suitable accommodation
• Arrange transport to and from school, and/or other designated location as advised by VS Oceania
• Provide the student(s) 3 meals per day, plus snacks
• As often as possible, speak English as the main language at home
• Ensure that the student’s expenses are included during any family outings
• Students are not to be left on their own at any time
• Students must be advised of any expensive entry fees/changes prior to going on any outing

 

Host Families

Office Info

Suite 22B/33 Waterloo Road,
North Ryde NSW 2113

Phone: +(612) 9889 4366
Fax: +(612) 9887 3254

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Office Info

Suite 22B/33 Waterloo Road,
North Ryde NSW 2113

 

Phone: +(612) 9889 4366

 

Fax: +(612) 9887 3254

 

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Schools We Work With

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