Hosting an international student can be a rewarding experience for all involved.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into other cultures and make new friends from around the world. Through the Homestay program, you can also help foster a more peaceful world through the promotion of cross-cultural understanding.
To become a Homestay host, you must
- allow a Homestay staff member to inspect your home
- complete an eligibility orientation
- adhere Homestay documentation and policies
- ensure all adult house members have been issued a Positive Notice Card or Blue Card to legally host underage students and complete our Under 18 information workshop
- provide a signed letter from your landlord (if you rent) giving permission to host students
- have public liability and household insurance
- represent Griffith University as a Homestay parent in a professional manner
- be culturally sensitive
- live within 30 to 40 minutes, by public transport, to one of our Campuses (Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast).
- provide meals
- provide a safe, culturally sensitive environment for the Homestay student.
- provide an appropriately furnished student bedroom with bed, linen, desk, chair, study light and cupboard space
Homestay families receive 100% of the Homestay payment. Potential host families pay a registration and administration fee of $65, which covers the application and orientation process, plus 24-hour support from Griffith University staff.