Become a Homestay host
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.
Homestay family requirements
Becoming a Homestay host is more than renting out a room; it’s about creating a warm, friendly home environment for a student and welcoming them into your family for the duration of their stay.
Host families provide:
- a safe, secure home within 30 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 orientation/workshop
- 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 Terms and Conditions of Griffith Homestay Code of Ethics
- be culturally sensitive
- live within 30 to 35 minutes, by public transport, to one of our Campuses (Nathan, Mt Gravatt, Gold Coast).
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.