Policy – Extension of Homestay Arrangements by Students

If a student wishes to stay in homestay longer than the initial contract period paid for (either paid to Meridian Homestay Services or to a Student’s education provider/agent), the Student must advise Meridian Homestay Services.

Please Note: Private financial agreements are NOT to be made between the Student and the Host Family.

This policy is in place for the protection of both the Student and the Host.

Protection afforded includes:

For the Student For the Host
  • Resolution available if an untenable situation arises
  • Resolution available if an untenable situation arises
  • Assistance available if the Student's circumstances change
  • Arbitration if a dispute arises
  • Monitoring the continuing suitability of the Homestay arrangement
  • Security for receipt of payment of Homestay fees
  • Arbitration if a dispute arises
  • Advisory support

Please contact Meridian Homestay Services if and when you plan on extending your Homestay.

Testimonials

 With children in their family, we enjoyed singing and watching TV together. It was fun and also I was able to learn English from them. It was also very enjoyable when we went shopping with my Host mother. She took me to different shops and told me about the Australian culture. It was a great experience to be with my Host family for two weeks and I am very grateful. 

Yuriko

Japanese Student