Why not volunteer to host a cultural student?
It’s an interesting, fun, and rewarding way to bring another culture to your family without actually having to leave home!
The programs are only short in duration, but it’s amazing how quickly you can learn a language, discover new cultures, and make new friendships with overseas students that can last a lifetime!
Hosting a student is also a great way for Australians and Kiwis to prepare for their own overseas adventures by fine tuning their language skills, pronunciation, geographic knowledge and understanding of local customs.
The Joy of Hosting
Hosting a student is also a great way for Australians and Kiwis to prepare for their own overseas adventures by fine tuning their language skills, pronunciation, geographic knowledge and understanding of local customs. You may also experience other benefits including:
1. Increase your knowledge: Find out more about yourself, your family and way of life.
2. Learn about the world: Discover more about a certain country and culture.
3. Make new friends: Host families and students often build special bonds.
Safety is our priority
To ensure that inbound cultural student safety and well being remains the priority, and that excellent host family and school arrangements are always in place, Student Placement Australia New Zealand maintains the following pre-requisites:
Carefully selected cultural students must meet all the application criteria.
- All volunteer host families are screened and hold appropriate child clearances.
- Only private schools arrangement in each area are utilised.
- Cultural students, host families and schools are provided with 24/7 emergency support.
- All cultural students have overseas health cover insurance.
- All cultural students receive an orientation and welcome event upon arrival.
- All cultural students are allocated a Local Coordinator to assist their program.
- All cultural student arrangements are private and confidential.
We would love to hear from you
If you would like to talk with us about what is involved in hosting a cultural student or to find out more about students arriving soon, please fill in your details below to arrange a call from our hosting coordinator.
These programs are not student exchange programs under the National Guidelines for Student Exchange and are not quality assured by the relevant state/territory registration authority.