A positive homestay experience provides a great opportunity for students to learn about the Australian culture and improve their English. It is also an essential part of the International Student Program to ensure students are well supported in a safe and friendly living environment.
Students enrolling in Years 9 to 12 may request to be placed with an Australian family in homestay accommodation. The homestay parent takes on the role of carer.
The NSW Department of Education considers the welfare of international students as a priority. DE International works closely with our registered homestay providers who find suitable families and set strict homestay requirements to ensure the accommodation and living arrangements are high quality and appropriate for international students.
For students living in a homestay arranged by our approved providers, DE International issues a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) form for the purpose of student visa.
Interested in hosting an international student? Visit the ‘Become a homestay family’ page for information on the requirements and processes.