Homestay (living with an Australian Family)
The minimum stay is 4 weeks. This includes breakfast and dinner during workdays, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on weekends.
Our Homestay services provide an opportunity to stay with an Australian family and experience the Australian culture and lifestyle. If students need a homestay, we ask them to fill out the form and pass it on to the organiser to find a family. At least 4 weeks notice must be given prior to the arrival date.
Student accommodation (Share/Studio apartment) is located on the outskirts of the Sydney central business district in quiet and leafy suburban streets, only minutes from public transport and local shopping facilities, and about 20-30 minutes average travel time from the heart of the city. All houses are completely furnished with quality inclusions, and equipped with everything necessary to feel safe and comfortable in a share accommodation, such as:
- A fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, microwave, toaster, plates, cups, cutlery, and cookware
- A high speed internet connection with wireless, and a shared computer for free use
- TV, DVD player, and HI-FI system
- Washing machine
To arrange accommodation we ask our students to fill out an accommodation form at least 2 weeks before their arrival date. The minimum stay is for 4 weeks. For fees, please refer to our pricelist.
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Students can also arrange their own accommodation. Some of the most popular options for students are:
Hostel accommodation – this is a popular option for international students, especially in the first months of their arrival. A small, furnished room is provided with access to a shared bathroom, laundry, lounge and recreational activities. Some hostels also provide computer access. It is recommended that when students are considering hostel accommodation, they should look at two or three properties prior to making a decision. Many hostels are privately run, and as such come under the Rooming House Act. Please note, if the student signs a lease, they are covered by the Residential Tenancies Act.
Apartment/flat rental varies greatly in cost and conditions - for long term arrangements, it is strongly advised that the student is familiar with the suburb or area. For purposes of bond payment and moving arrangements the student must be available to sign agreements. For this reason, international students are advised to secure short term accommodation upon arrival, so that flat and apartment hunting may start after they have settled in, and have time beforehand, to seek out areas they would like to live in.
• *Please Note: Fees for accommodation and airport pick up are not refundable.