SCE Homestay Program

Homestay Program

We do our best to make you feel safe and welcome from the moment you arrive in Australia, and to provide you with opportunities to use English as much as possible. One way of achieving this is by your choosing to live with an Australian family during your time in Sydney. This will help you meet some wonderful people and get a better understanding of the Australian way of life.

Our Student Services Officer chooses and inspects each “homestay” family very carefully. Before a family can join the programme, they must guarantee that they will provide a high standard of accommodation and facilities, and they must be friendly and willing to look after you. SCE visits each home. When a student leaves they are asked to fill in a questionnaire about their stay so we can make sure our standards are maintained. Homestay is a wonderful way of making new friends – the families we choose genuinely enjoy having overseas students and often keep in touch with them after they have moved on.

To ensure our students’ safety and well-being while they’re studying at SCE, we set high standards for families providing homestay, we:

INSPECT ALL OF OUR HOSTS HOMES ANNUALLY

PERFORM ALL NECESSARY BACKGROUND CHECKS

Including a mandatory “Working with Children” background on all members of the home 18 years and older.

USE AN INCIDENT MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING SYSTEM

PROVIDE A 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER

SURVEY STUDENTS ON HOMESTAY FEEDBACK ON A REGULAR BASIS

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