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.
Host families provide
- a safe, secure home within 30-35 minutes of Griffith University Nathan, Gold Coast or Mt Gravatt campuses via public transport
- an appropriately furnished student bedroom with bed, linen, desk, chair, study light and cupboard space
- up to three meals a day
- a house key for the student
- time to interact with the student each day, allowing them to learn more about our culture
To become a Homestay host, you must
- allow a Homestay staff member to inspect your home
- complete an eligibility orientation
- understand 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
- abide by the Griffith Homestay Code of Ethics and Griffith University policies
- be culturally sensitive
- live within 30 to 40 minutes, by public transport, to one of our Campuses (Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast).
- Provide pastoral care for students if requested
Homestay families receive 100% of the Homestay payment. Potential host families pay a registration and administration fee of $55, which covers the application and orientation process, plus 24-hour support from Griffith University staff.