Homestay and Study Tours
Host an International Student
South Australian Government Schools arrange homestay accommodation for international high school students while they are studying abroad in South Australia. As a local family hosting an international student, you will have the chance to:
- Learn about other cultures, customs and traditions
- Make lifelong friendships with your student and their family
- Participate in activities and meet other host families
- Explore fun things to see and do in South Australia
International high school students can enroll in programs ranging from one term to five years. IES carefully match students with homestay families according to the school the student will be attending, in addition to your family’s preferences and the student’s individual needs. Graduate and Study Abroad Homestays are coordinated by International Education Services and are supported by the school. For further details about application processes and Homestay services go to: www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au
Our Study Tours include tours from Japanese schools including Hakuo Junior High School and Toyodai Himeji and usually occur in July/August each year.
Students are normally hosted by families within the school and local community. Being a homestay family means inviting an overseas student to become a part of your family and is a wonderful opportunity to share and experience a different culture.
Homestay families are required to provide accommodation and meals, transport their study tour student to and from the school each day, and provide lunches and snacks during the school week. Weekend activities are provided by the host families. These could include visits to the beach, Central Market, Adelaide Hills, Morialta Conservation Park, Haighs Chocolate factory, family picnics and barbeques, sports, and shopping. A small payment is made to host families to support such activities.
For students studying the language of the Study Tour student, it is a great opportunity to further develop their skills in this language. For many students and families this relationship can last well beyond the visit to Australia as lifelong friendships are forged.
If you are interested in becoming a Homestay family, click on the links below
- Study Tour Application
- WWCC – DHS Screening
- International Education Services Code of Conduct & Quality Service Expectations
Homestay Application Process for Study Tour Families
It is a legal requirement that a staff member from our International Program visits your home to check suitability for having a student. Every person over the age of 18 living in your household will need to have completed a Criminal History Screening (online process), and the school will cover the cost for this. More detailed information about the Study Tour will be discussed during the home visit, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. Families who would like more information about becoming Homestay Family should contact the school on telephone 8375 8238 or email: Debra.Parsons421@schools.sa.edu.au.
Alternatively, you can submit your application online using the link below, or offline by downloading the Homestay Application Form and returning it to the school.
Online Application: www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au/StartStudyTourApplication