Bring the World Home!

Host an International Student


At Willunga High School, we welcome students from all over the world.

Being a homestay family means inviting a student to become a part of your family for the time they are here. Hosting a student from another country is a great experience for the whole family to learn about another culture, food, language, customs and traditions. Learn about another culture without even leaving home.

Opportunities to host a student:
Short term: From Tues 29 October to Sat 9 November 2019, we will be joined by a group of students from Ushiku Junior High School in Japan. 

We have one student yet to place, a male student who particularly enjoys volleyball, music, video games and programming.

Long term: We will be joined by students from all over the world, for between 1 to 4 terms from mid January 2020.


What does it take to be a Homestay?

There is no such thing as a typical homestay family. You can be single, a couple, family with kids, empty nester or retiree.

What's more important is that you can provide a caring and welcoming home. Mostly, students need to be made a part of your family while they are here. Visiting students enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and warm hospitality of their Australian host families. They have fun practising English conversation and trying different foods. On week days they will be involved in school based programs.

For short study tours, you don’t need a spare room, students are able to share a bedroom with a local student (same gender).


What support do I get?
You'll receive a generous allowance to cover any costs and have our continual support.

Families receive $300 per week to host a student, which helps offset any costs of having another person in the home and allows spending money for the whole family to go out and do special things with their visiting students. 

You'll also receive a briefing and student profile, plus a program of school activities and cultural experiences.


Click here to apply online or download the application form and information below.

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Study at Willunga High School

For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

International Education Services

Department for Education

PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000  

Telephone: +618 8226 3402         Fax: +618 8226 3655      


Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislative Framework

Department for Education T/A South Australian Government Schools CRICOS Provider Number: 00018A p:(08) 8557 0100