Homestay families can mean flatmates, singles or couples with or without children.
Your application will ask about your family situation, pets and student preferences and our job is to match students to the family that most suits.
What is homestay?
Homestay is a cultural exchange where students live with an Australian family.
Families need to be easy to understand and have a good level of English. A single bedroom, linen, towels, a quiet area to study and most importantly a safe, relaxed, friendly, nurturing family atmosphere need to be provided.
Most Homestays include all dinners, daily breakfasts on a serve yourself basis and serve yourself lunches on weekends. Some students opt to buy and prepare their own meals.
Please let us know your preferences when you apply.
Apply onlineComplete the online application. Please include as much information as possible. After a successful application you will receive a welcome email.
Schedule an interviewWe will contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit you in your home.
Collect documentationIf you have current Police Clearances and Working with Children Checks (if hosting under 18yrs students), please present them at the interview. (This is a requirement for all members of the Household over 18yrs). We can provide application forms at heavily discounted rates if needed.
Update your insuranceCheck that your insurance covers students belongings and has a Public Liability component. We can help to organize an inexpensive specifically tailored Homestay Insurance policy if required.
Perform the interviewMeet with a Talkabout Tours representative in your home
Find a studentWe will contact you when we feel we have a student that fits and leave it up to you whether to accept