Varsity College offers homestay for students in Years 9 to 12 who are enrolled through the International Student Program (ISP).
Homestay means that the student is under the welfare of the school and therefore living with an approved homestay provider. Host families are responsible for ensuring the student's welfare, in conjunction with the school's delegated officer, whilst living with them.
Families provide students with a nurturing and secure environment whilst they concentrate on their schooling.
For more information visit Education Queensland International (EQI) homestay.
Homestay is for visiting students who want to experience the real-life Australian lifestyle by living with an Australian host family during their stay. Homestay gives visiting students the best opportunity to practice their English conversation skills in everyday life, while ensuring safe accommodation and a caring home environment.
Visiting students often develop lasting friendships with their Australian host families.
Families receive a fortnightly payment through the school to provide the necessary accommodation and meal requirements. This amount is reviewed annually and set by EQI.
Varsity College welcomes families to join our homestay program anytime throughout the year. Becoming a homestay family is a wonderful experience for both your family and the visiting student. Understanding and exchanging cultural differences whilst building life time friendships is just a small part of the study tour experience.
In exchange for the provision of the above, homestay families receive a monetary subsidy to assist with costs associated with hosting, full orientation specific to the tour, supervision assistance and 24/7 access to the homestay coordinator.
Applying to be a host family is as easy as contacting the homestay coordinator on 0428 677 251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive more information.
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