Accommodation

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Company Background

Homestay Direct Services is one of the leading providers of quality, secure and nurturing homestay accommodation in Australia.

Homestay Direct Services began operations in May 2006 with a handful of international students seeking homestay placements with Melbourne families. Only two and a half years later the business has grown and now places hundreds of students a year into secure, nurturing host families all over Australia!

Now with many years of experience and insight into many cultures we assist students with the transition to a new country and provide them with a wealth of information, service and support to help them adapt to their new environments conducive to happiness, successful study and personal growth.

Some time ago the business diversified to provide value added services including “comprehensive study tours” and “western world internship” opportunities for overseas students seeking to build their life skills, develop their English and embark on valuable work place experiences either as a prerequisite to their University studies or to provide them with an edge when embarking on employment in their professional careers.

We assist students in finding safe and secure accommodation all in all major cities in Australia. Students are given the opportunity to engage with an English speaking ‘Aussie’ family helping them to improve and further develop their English skills.

We thoroughly enjoy partnering people, initiating and fostering global relationships. Our numerous success stories are immensely gratifying.

What we offer
Homestay Direct Services has a dedicated team with the expertise to place applicants with the most suitable Homestay Host. There are many advantages of staying with a Host family, these include:

• Improving English skills
• Engaging in Australian culture
• Safety and security
• Economy
• Developing new relationships that can last a lifetime.

Homestay Student

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Homestay Student

Living with a homestay host is the perfect way to help you improve your English and understand Australian culture in a safe, friendly environment.

Homestay offer independence, clean and comfortable accommodation. In addition, you will meet friendly people to talk to, exchange cultures and have an Aussie friend forever!

Homestay Accommodation
We are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of Homestay options to suit every individual. A Homestay is the perfect way to live the Australian life, improve your English through conversational practice in safe secure surroundings and make friends with new people.

It is a good value way to live and learn and enjoy a new multicultural experience. Homestay Direct has a dedicated staff with the expertise to place applicants with the most suitable Homestay Host. Our options are as follows:

VIP Homestay
• Superior standard home
• Single fully furnished bedroom with a comfortable bed, a study desk, a chair and a lamp
• Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas and water are all provided
• Internet facilities available – charges will apply
• Local telephone calls – free
• 2 meals week days – 3 meals on weekends (if required)
• Personalized assistance to negotiate the public transport system
• Private bathroom for student only
• Special dietary requirements
• Laundry & Ironing service provided

Prices from (Refer to Application) depending on package selected

Classic Homestay
• Standard family home
• Single fully furnished bedroom with a comfortable bed, a study desk, a chair and a lamp
• Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas and water are all provided
• Internet facilities available – charges will apply
• 2 meals week days – 3 meals on weekends (if required)
• Personalised assistance to negotiate the public transport system
• Laundry facilities made available

Prices from (Refer to Application) depending on package selected

Twin share and no meal options are also available at reduced rates for students upon request. Please contact us for more information Placement fee
The standard placement fee of (Refer to Application) is applicable upon application. Once the placement fee is received we can then proceed to find a host that best matches your needs. This is a once of fee only and if for any reasonable reason you need to change hosts no extra fee will apply.

Airport pickup
We can arrange an airport pick up for you; prices start from (Refer to Application) depending on distance and time of arrival.
Please contact us for more information.

Homestay Host

Homestay Direct welcomes you as a representative of our agency to accommodate an international student into your home. We welcome new and experienced hosts to earn an income while learning about other cultures.

Usually an international student has chosen to live in a Homestay because they want to learn English and become familiar with our Australian culture and learn about our city while being looked after in a safe and caring environment. Becoming a host family should not only be viewed only as an opportunity to earn an income by providing a service, but also as an opportunity to help and support visiting students settle into our country.

Students come from all over the world, and western cultures are very different and there is no “Right” or “Wrong” just different. The host family plays a VITAL role in the successful stay of a student in our country not only for our business but also for the international education industry of Australia.

International students looking for accommodation usually have 3 choices when they arrive in Australia,

1. Homestay
2. City Apartments
3. Share Accomodation

Benefits of being a Homestay Host
Experiencing and learning about the many different cultures of the world while earning some extra income. The ultimate goal of students studying in Australia is to learn English and complete and complete their chosen course; Therefore the aim of the Host Family should be to provide a comfortable, safe and caring learning environment, enabling the student to complete their studies successfully.

We offer two main types of Homestay packages.

VIP Homestay

• Superior standard home • Single fully furnished bedroom with a comfortable bed, a study desk, a chair and a lamp
• Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas and water are all provided
• Internet facilities available – charges will apply
• Local telephone calls – free
• 2 meals week days – 3 meals on weekends (if required)
• Personalized assistance to negotiate the public transport system
• Private bathroom for student only
• Special dietary requirements
• Laundry & Ironing service provided

Reimbursement ranging from $260- $360 depending on package selected

Classic Homestay

• Standard family home
• Single fully furnished bedroom with a comfortable bed, a study desk, a chair and a lamp
• Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas and water are all provided
• Internet facilities available – charges will apply
• 2 meals week days – 3 meals on weekends (if required)
• Personalised assistance to negotiate the public transport system
• Laundry facilities made available

Reimbursement ranging from $170- $260 depending on package selected

Twin share and no meal options are also available for students upon request. Please contact us for more information.