For Australians to participate in a supervised and supported cultural exchange program with new arriving international students.
To provide residents the opportunity to assist with the welcoming and settling in of international students to Australia.
Participants will meet, host and assist new international students arriving for study and help the student(s) with orientation to their campus as well as provide general safety, accommodation and welfare information.
The Australian Homestay Network (AHN) is Australia’s leading manager of International Student Homestay Programs and provides full support and free online training to all AHN Hosts.
Opportunities exist now for friendly individuals and families to become an AHN Host and share in a unique cultural experience with visiting international students.
AHN supports all AHN Hosts with a range of service, including:
Enjoy everyday activities with your visiting student including:
Do you have a spare room?
Do you live near public transport?
Would you be a good mentor for a new visitor to Australia?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions then you may qualify to join the Australian Homestay Network.
AHN Hosts provide a clean and furnished bedroom for their guest. This includes items like a bed, desk, wardrobe, chair and a study lamp.
The visiting student will need to have access to bathroom and laundry facilities and hosts can choose a range of AHN options in regard to meal inclusions.
AHN will conduct onsite interviews and additional training to ensure suitability for the hosting required.
AHN Homestay provides a weekly allowance that covers all anticipated costs.
Hosts have the option of being available for: