Safe and friendly

HOMESTAYS ARE specially chosen by us


The most important part of every international student’s life is a happy home environment. Students must feel protected, secure and supported in order to enjoy their time in Australia.

Homestay accommodation is arranged by the College for international students. Sheldon College takes its duty-of-care very seriously and has a rigorous selection and monitoring process for families participating in the Homestay Program. This involves an application, interview process and inspection program to ensure all homes are suitable and to ensure the welfare and safety of each visiting student. All household members over 18 years of age must hold a current Blue card (Government child-safety and screening process for people who work with children). 

As part of the Homestay experience, students are expected to participate in all aspects of the family’s day-to-day activities. This gives the students an opportunity to enjoy our Australian customs and culture. During the student’s stay, the Homestay family will provide all meals, the student’s own bedroom and transport to and from the College for the student each day.

The Sheldon College International Education Program for Students is focussed on delivering dynamic and innovative learning opportunities to inspire and prepare the future generation of thought leaders and change makers. We look forward to welcoming you into the Sheldon College family.

“Homestay and host students learn from each other. Our family enjoyed the experience. We had fun and made life-long friendships”

Andree Wigan, Sheldon College Corporate Staff

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