Homestay | family boarding By choosing to live in Australia with a Mercedes College host family, our international students continue to receive a high level of care in a friendly environment.

Hosting an international student is rewarding

Host families provide a caring, and supportive home environment for our international students who are 14 years of age or older. Having chosen to study at Mercedes College, our team works with our hosts to organise Homestays for them.

Our host families include singles,  couples, families with children, plus empty nesters and retirees and choose to host a student when it best suits

Most important is provding a caring home as our students are far from home, making a safe, supportive and welcoming environment essential.

Hosts enjoy many rewards, from learning about a new culture, customs and traditions as well as meeting other Homestay families and seeing Adelaide and South Australia through fresh eyes!

Plus hosts are generously remunerated for providing:

  1. A bedroom for each student.
  2. Use of shared living spaces.
  3. Meals and snacks.
  4. Fresh linen, and laundry service.
  5. Guidance and support.

We are always here to help you

Our International Student Welfare and Accommodation Cooridnator is always just a phone call away, working closely with students and their host families from when they first meet.

All families are screened to ensure they can provide a safe and secure environment, so each student can flourish while living away from home.

By working together with our community, we can offer a range of Homestay host options, as diverse and varied as our students.

Next steps 

To host an international student, or simply find out more, contact Robyn:
T | 8372 3200
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