Southern Cross University - Host Information
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For Australian residents 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 and Australia, as well as provide general safety, accommodation and welfare information.
Australian Homestay Network Management
The Australian Homestay Network is Australia’s leading manager of International Student Homestay Programs and provides full support and free online training to all hosts.
AHN will interview all applicants as well as inspecting premises ensuring suitability for the hosting required.
Applicants will be required to meet AHN standards before being selected to host a student.
How you can take part
Do you have a spare room?
Do you live near public transport?
Would you be a good mentor for a new visitor in Australia?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions then you may qualify to join the Australian Homestay Network.
Professional Support ProvidedOpportunities exist now for friendly individuals and families to become an Australian Homestay Network (AHN) host and share a unique cultural experience with Australia’s visiting international students.
Homestay is a cultural exchange between a local individual or family (called a host) and a visiting international student.
AHN was recently commended by the Senate Inquiry into the Welfare of International Students for their standards of service.
It’s Interesting and Fun
General Expenses Are Covered
AHN Homestay provides a weekly allowance that covers all anticipated costs.
Further details are provided on application.