Our international students are young people aged between 14 and 18 years. They are each seeking an experience to develop their independence, self-confidence and maturity, develop new friendships, improve their English language skills and develop an understanding of another culture.
The international students are open to immersing themselves within a new family and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of their own language, culture and traditions.
Students that apply to undertake this program are all willing participants grateful for the opportunity to integrate into the rhythm of a new family and a different way of life.
If you choose to host an international student, you will find that the whole family will gain from the experience.
Some of the benefits include:
“My son Michael and I have had the privilege of getting to know Gwendal, who is from France, over the past few weeks. We have enjoyed looking at the world map and locating his home in France and it has been fun exchanging information about French food and getting him to try our Australian food.
Gwendal has been thrilled to see our wildlife and try to catch a fish or two when we go out on the weekends exploring. We have enjoyed the experience of having a French student in our home. It has been fun and interesting.”
Christeen & Michael, Adelaide, Australia
Anyone that is generous enough to open their home to a new family member and willing to embrace differences in culture and language is able to host.
What our host families do have in common is excitement and enthusiasm for meeting someone that speaks another language and the unique opportunity of seeing Australia through the eyes of their international student.