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Become a Homestay host with us and welcome students from all over the world into your home, introduce them to Australia, help them discover other cultures and make lifelong friendships.

Hosting international students will give your family the opportunity to learn about the cultures of the students who stay with you as well to learn more about Australian culture through sharing it and experiencing it from a different perspective.

At a basic level, a homestay host provides their student with breakfast and dinner every day and lunch on weekends, a furnished bedroom with clean linen and access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities inclusive of gas, water and electricity utility costs.

A homestay family is also expected to treat their student as a family member, including them with their family meals, chatting with them about their day and being concerned for their welfare.

We appreciate the care and consideration that our homestay families provide to ICTE-UQ students and program participants. We’d like the experience to be fun and rewarding for you, and that the cultural exchange will ultimately enrich your own family life.


$250 per week, per student.

Homestay host requirements

  • Live near public transport and within 60 minutes of UQ’s St Lucia campus
  • English speaking household
  • Provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays and all meals on weekends

More information and how to apply

Find out more about becoming a Homestay Host and get the application form:

Download the Homestay Family Information Pack (PDF, 1.2MB)


Desirée van Aswegen or Jane Clarke 
Accommodation Officers
Room 525, Sir Llew Edwards Building
Tel: +61 7 3346 6737 / +61 7 3346 6738
Email: homestay@icte.uq.edu.au

Office hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm