If you will live with an IELI host family, please read the IELI homestay information carefully. Living with a family from another culture is very challenging. The information included in the homestay guide will help you adapt to the homestay accommodation.
If you plan to find your own accommodation, the following page on the Flinders University website (http://www.flinders.edu.au/international-students/services/accommodation.cfm) will give you some information on how to find accommodation.
When you choose accommodation, it is important to choose carefully. Do not choose accommodation based on price only. You should also consider transport routes, safety, and suitability of the accommodation. If you have any difficulties with your accommodation, please make an appointment to see the IELI director. She cannot help you directly, but she can work with you to discuss possible options for solving accommodation difficulties.
If you ever feel unsafe in your accommodation, don’t hesitate to ring the police. IELI can also arrange temporary homestay accommodation if you need to leave your accommodation for safety reasons.
Please note students must give the IELI front desk their address within 7 days of changing to a new address. This is a student visa requirement.