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

 My experience as a Host with Meridian Homestay has been amazing . We have found Jane and her team highly organised who goes above and beyond to ensure that all aspects of hosting is considered such as community, safety, location and family. We love welcoming students into our lives as it allows us to share our world with them while at the same time we get to experience new cultures, pronounce names, eat interesting food and be human. 

Irfan & Sabrina

Meridian Host Family