Homestay

Experience the warmth of a home away from home with our host families! Discover the joy of cultural exchange and genuine hospitality while immersing yourself in a new environment. Enjoy home-cooked meals and a cozy atmosphere. Create lifelong memories and cultivate meaningful connections with our welcoming host families.

Ideal for students who

  • would like to experience cultural exchange
  • would like to receive care and support from a host family
  • want to maximize their studies and avoid having to shop for food and cook
ELC

Residence Features

  • Single or double bed

    Single or double bed

  • A wardrobe

    A wardrobe

  • A dressing table or chest of drawers

    A dressing table or chest of drawers

  • Adequate lighting and a desk

    Adequate lighting and a desk

  • A desk

    A desk

  • Breakfast and dinner

    Breakfast and dinner

  • Lunch included at the weekends.

    Lunch included at the weekends.

  • Internet available at extra cost

    Internet available at extra cost

  • Bed linen and towels provided

    Bed linen and towels provided

  • Close to public transport

    Close to public transport

Quality standards

We have a dedicated Homestay coordinator who ensures that our students are always taken care of. We regularly inspect homes to ensure that the high standards are maintained. We actively collect feedback from all students about their stay with their host family to ensure that they feel comfortable and welcome.

Other students

Many host families only accommodate one student but some families welcome 2 or more international students. When that’s the case, we will make sure that there are no other students of the same mother tongue in the household.

Homestay requirements & preferences

At the time of enrolment, we will need to know your homestay requirements before we can arrange the placement. ELC can also organise homestay placements for students with special needs such as specific dietary requirements, executive homestay, or room with private bathroom.

2024 price

  • Placement fee – $360
  • Weekly homestay fee is $400/w for a single room

Fees applicable for nights in 2025*

  • Placement fee – $375
  • Weekly homestay fee is $440/w for a single room

Main terms

  • Extra nights are charged at $70/n (i.e. not weekly pro-rata).
  • A $110 surcharge applies for arrivals on Easter Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas day and New Year’s day.
  • An internet surcharge of up to $10/w payable directly to the host may apply for internet access.
  • For additional information, please see our Student Checklist and Student Guidelines.
  • *Exact, final 2025 prices will be confirmed around July-September 2024.
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