Host an international student

Have you ever considered hosting an international student in your home? Give it some thought. I have heard of many positive experiences. If you're lamenting an empty nest then think about it. Here is more information from the SA Government Education Department ...
Host an international student

We are looking for willing families to host international high school students commencing their studies in a South Australian government school in Term 3, 2014.

You can choose to host a student for a period of time that best suits your family:
·         Study Tour student for 2-5 weeks
·         Study Abroad student for 1 – 4 terms
·         Graduate student for 1 – 5 years

We are always looking for families in the zoned areas of the following schools, however, if you live outside of these zones, please still contact us.

Adelaide High School
Henley High School
Banksia Park International High School
Marryatville High School
Blackwood High School
Norwood Morialta High School
Brighton Secondary School
Seaview High School
Charles Campbell College
Unley High School
Glenunga International High School

Being a homestay family means inviting an international student to become part of your family for the time they are here. For many students and families, this relationship can last well beyond their visit to Australia and, for some it will lead to life-long friendships. Your family will have the chance to share cultures in your own home and be a tourist in your own city as you show them around.

As a homestay family, you will receive financial assistance of $250 per week, information sessions and networking opportunities. Every aspect of your international student’s study program, including their homestay accommodation, is centrally managed by the International Education Services team at the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and we are here to provide you with ongoing support including a 24 hour emergency telephone service.

International Students in South Australian government schools
DECD has been recruiting international students into South Australian government schools since 1989. We currently welcome students from all over the world into 100 schools across Adelaide and regional South Australia. Visit our website to find out more about the South Australian government Schools InternationalStudent Program and about becoming ahomestay.

Please contact ouroffice to register your interest.

Department for Education and Child Development T/A South Australian Government Schools CRICOS Provider Number 00018A


  1. We have been doing do so for some years now and it has been a great experience. I encourage you to respond to Bob's invitation.

    Cr Don Palmer
    Goodwood South Ward


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