Bring the World Home!

Host an International Student


At Willunga High School, we regularly 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.

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 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. Whoever you are, what's more important is that you are committed to the program and will be good ambassadors for our State.

What support do I get?
You'll receive a generous allowance to cover any costs and have our continual support. You'll receive a briefing and student profile, plus a program of school activities and cultural experiences.

We appreciate the great support that Homestay families provide for students. 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. 

What do students need?
They need a safe and welcoming home. Mostly they need to be made a part of your family while they are here. From past experiences, visiting students enjoy the relaxed lifestyle and warm hospitality of their Australian host families. They have fun practising English conversation with you and trying various foods. On week days they will be involved in school based programs.

Next opportunity to host a student:
From Wed 6 to Sat 16 March, 2019 we will be joined by 6 boys from Nihon Gakuen High School, an all-boys High School in Japan. We welcome your support in hosting a student and encourage you to contact us to find out more.

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

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Study at Willunga High School

South Australian Government Schools can help you enrol to study abroad at our school. For other enquiries about studying abroad please contact the International Education Services office at or =61 8 8226 3402.

Department for Education T/A South Australian Government Schools CRICOS Provider Number 00018A

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Legislative Framework

Main Road, Willunga SA 5172 p:(08) 8557 0100