Explanation of Costs

Homestay Placement: $200 (non-refundable)
Homestay Bond: $500*
*The bond is returned when you leave the host family house without bills or damage.
Accommodation: $260 per week (minimum stay 4 weeks.)

Homestay Information

The IELI seeks to provide a homestay program which benefits both local families and IELI students. The focus of the program will be to provide a safe, friendly and healthful environment for IELI students.  The homestay experience will enhance their experience of living and studying in Australia and will provide a positive impression of Australian family life.

Homestay living requires adjustments on the part of both families and students.   IELI hosts reflect the diversity of Adelaide residents and host families come from a variety of backgrounds and include a range of family types.  Students are expected to respect host family rules and work with the family to communicate and solve problems.

IELI recommends homestay accommodation for new students. Homestay families will welcome you into their home, help you adjust to Australian life and provide all your food and board. Living with a homestay family is also a very good way to improve your English.

Homestay living can also be a challenge. It is not always easy to live with a family from another country. The IELI Homestay Orientation Guide can help you settle in to your homestay family. You will received this guide in your Welcome Pack.

If you are thinking of living with an IELI homestay family, you will need to agree to the IELI Student Homestay Code of Ethics Policy at the link below.

IELI Student Homestay Code of Ethics Policy

Short term homestay families are required every year between February to March

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) at Flinders University will be hosting several study tours from Japan during February and March every year. We need homestay families to host these students.

Hosting international students is a great way to get to know another culture. You just need to be interested in people, have some time to spend with an international student, look after them and show them around Adelaide. You will be paid a weekly amount for their board. Hopefully you will enjoy the experience and will want to be considered for hosting in other study tour programs.

We would ideally like to have one student per homestay but if there are not enough homestay hosts available, we may need to place two per homestay, providing they have separate rooms.

If you are interested and want more information and an application pack, please talk to our homestay coordinator Maria Piedrahita.

Apply to be a homestay family (short-term or long-term)

Please contact Maria at ielihomestay@flinders.edu.au or call 8201 5084 about hosting IELI students.