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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
58 australia: the education destination HomEstaY: liVinG WitH A locAl Many international school students, as well as older students, live in a ‘homestay’, sharing a house with a responsible local Australian family. Homestay gives students the chance to experience the Australian culture and practise their English skills. ’ ‘ experiencing AustrAliAn culture Homestay is living with a local Australian family for a fee. Homestay has many benefits. It means security as your child is living in a family environment with responsible adults. It gives students the chance to experience the Australian culture and practise their English skills. Many students form a friendly relationship with their homestay parents and consider them their ‘second family’. All homestay individuals are carefully checked for suitability. Each student is matched with an appropriate homestay family, to meet their specific needs. Students from school to university live in homestay arrangements. Many English language students enjoy the extra language practice they gain by living in a local Australian home. others enjoy the feeling of living ‘at home’, rather than in a college or with flatmates. school students School students must either live in a homestay, in a boarding school or with relatives. Australia has rules in place for international students under 18 years of age to ensure suitable arrangements for their accommodation, support and general welfare. Your school will help arrange a homestay with a family that suits your child. All government schools use homestay arrangements and each department of Education has a homestay coordinator or accommodation officer. They will organise a homestay in an area close to the school. Some independent and catholic schools also provide homestay arrangements. Each school has a coordinator who will liaise with you about the requirements for a homestay placement. homestAy support Institutions and homestay organisations monitor the satisfaction of students during their homestay and help solve any queries or problems. Students can receive full board, which means breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each student has a bedroom and lives in a friendly, supportive family environment. The homestay family will help your child adapt to the Australian culture and provide a stable environment in which to study and learn. • 4/795 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029 AUSTRALIA PO Box 112, Rose Bay NSW 2029 AUSTRALIA e firstname.lastname@example.org p 61 2 9301 0900 f 61 2 9301 0999 m 0419 628 168 www.auzziefamilies.com www.auzinternships.com The Philosophy of AUZZIE FAMILIES Homestay Care, a Boutique Homestay Provider is to offer PERSONAL SERVICE + VALUES / ETHICS / PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS STANDARDS BOUTIQUE HOMESTAY’S UNIQUE BEST PRACTICE empowerment, dedication, accountability, service & care, respect, integrity & professionalism AUZZ_Press_Ad_ART.indd 1 15/11/12 4:47 PM
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