Becoming an International Homestay family can be a very rewarding cultural exchange experience.
International Students choose to pay a fee to live in an Australian host family as they wish to become a part of an Australian family, to experience how we live in our culture, to improve their English skills and be a valued member within your family unit.
If you have considered becoming a host family and would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact Rylee Ruhi, our Homestay Coordinator on (07) 3489 2385 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org and he will send you an information pack including:
- EQI Homestay Application Form
- EQI Homestay Terms & Conditions
- EQI Homestay Handbook
- Blue Card Application or renewal form/Exemption Application Process
- EQI Risk Assessment Policy
Once all forms have been completed, our Homestay Coordinator will arrange a suitable time to meet with you to inspect your home and discuss this rewarding opportunity with you.
Homestay Program for International students:
Living with an Australian host family during your stay at Mabel Park State High School is a great way to experience the Australian lifestyle and culture. Our International Student and Homestay Coordinator will place you in one of Mabel Park State High's host families, where you will enjoy a caring and supportive family, located in a safe community environment which may be close to our school or nearby in one of our beautiful surrounding suburbs such as Daisy Hill near the Koala Sanctuary.
Living in an Australian family also allows you to enhance your English skills and make lifelong friendships.
The welfare of our International students at Mabel Park State High School is of vital importance, along with ensuring our International students have a wonderful and memorable experience during their stay with us. This is why all of our Homestay Families are screened by a police and criminal history check to ensure they are a suitable host family for our program.
We know from experience that the placement of your host family is one of the most important aspects of your program. This is why our International Student and Homestay Coordinator encourages our future International students to write a letter of introduction to their prospective host families, so they can do their best to place you in the most suitable and compatible homestay family.
We look forward to welcoming you to Australia and Mabel Park State High School.