Homestay Student Housing
Do you love meeting new people? Are you an open-minded person who delights in learning about different cultures? Do people describe you as a friendly, fun-loving person? If so, you are exactly the kind of person we at Global Booking Service are looking for.
We need people like you who can provide international students with safe and comfortable homestay student housing and a chance to experience Aussie culture. Our hope is that both host families and guests come away from this experience with lifelong memories and a cherished friendship.
Here’s what you should know.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Homestay Host?
As a homestay host, you’ll be responsible for providing your guest with a quiet, furnished room, meals and access to essential amenities, such as a washing machine and dryer. In exchange for your generosity, you’ll receive payments of between $220 and $810 per week, depending on the type of room and package.
How Do I Apply?
The application process to become a host family is simple. All you have to do is follow three easy steps: submit an application, complete your orientation and conduct a home visit. Here is a more detailed breakdown of the process.
Step 1. Apply to Be a Homestay Host
Take a look at our online application. This form asks for some personal information and then lets you fill in your preferences, such as how old you’d like your guest to be and whether you allow smoking or not. Keep in mind that all students are over 18 years old.
Step 2. Complete the Orientation
Once you’ve submitted the application, we’ll get back to you shortly with your orientation information. We’ll give you the password to our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will explain what is expected of you as a homestay host.
You will also receive a password to complete your orientation. You may complete the orientation at your own convenience, but the sooner you finish it, the sooner you can welcome your guest into your home.
Step 3. Conduct a Home Visit
The final step of the application process is a home visit conducted by one of the members of our team here at GBS. The purpose of this visit is to make sure that your home is ready to accommodate your guest. But rest assured, our team will respect your privacy and only inspect the room and amenities your guest will be using.
Once you’ve successfully completed this last step, your family is ready to become a host family. It’s that simple!
What If I Have Questions?
If you still have questions about the process of becoming a homestay host, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 1300 123 082. We are more than happy to chat with you about any inquiries or concerns.