Fees & Conditions (Latest 2019- 2020)

 List of Charges  - (From 1 January to 31 December) 2019         2020      
Homestay Placement Fee (incl. GST) - (This is a once-off charge) $250 $260
Airport Pickup Fee (incl. GST) $130 $130
Single Homestay Weekly Fee Student Over 18 Years in own room per week - (Homestay offers breakfast and dinner 7 days a week and lunch on weekends if you are home) $285 $290
Single Homestay Weekly Fee Student Under 18 Years in own room per week - (Homestay offers breakfast and dinner 7 days a week and lunch on weekends if you are home) $300 $305

Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee Over 18 Years - Student sharing with another student per week - (Homestay offers breakfast and dinner 7 days a week and lunch on weekends if you are home)

$270 $275
Twinshare Homestay Weekly Fee Under 18 Years - Student sharing with another student per week - (Homestay offers breakfast and dinner 7 days a week and lunch on weekends if you are home) $285 $285

Homestay No Meals/Self Cater Single Homestay Weekly Fee Student Over 18 Years per week - (Homestay No Meals/Self Cater)

$240     $245
Homestay with a Continental Breakfast only per week $260 $265
Private Bathroom per week $60 $60
Guardianship Weekly Fee per week - (This only applies to underage students who are not on a tourist visa) $65     $65
Halal Food per week  $55 $60
Room reservation/room holding fee per week Half of the weekly fee Half of the weekly fee
Christmas/New Year Period Surcharge Fee per week - (Between the period of 24th December to 2nd January) $90     $90
Internet Access  arranged with Host per week - (This is paid directly by the student to the Host) $10 $10

*Prices may be subject to change without notice
** If requested by applicant

 

 CONDITIONS

CANCELLATION POLICY

Placement Fee - Non-refundable

  • 2-4 weeks’ notice: 1 x "Weekly Homestay" fee payable per student
  • 1-2 weeks’ notice: 2 x "Weekly Homestay" fee payable per student
  • < 1 weeks’ notice: Full payment of "Weekly Homestay" fee payable per student

Leaving homestay

Students must give 14 days (two weeks) notice before leaving homestay, or pay two weeks in lieu of notice.

Extending Homestay

Please refer to the Homestay Extension Policy.

Disclaimer

Meridian Homestay is careful to select honest Host families. Each home is inspected for suitability to Host a student. Even so, Meridian Homestay cannot be held responsible for the actions of the Host family.

Important - The Host family will be located within 55 minutes travel time to your Institution.

Testimonials

 Hello. This was my first homestay, so I was worry about everything. But my Host mother and American foreign student who also lived together with us was very kind to me, the family took us to a restaurant and told the best shops to purchase souvenirs. Everything was good, but the thing I think was best is the existence of foreign student in the Homestay. She was a good friend to talk with and was also a good English teacher. I became able to enjoy a conversation in English better. I really enjoyed life in Homestay! Thank you. 

Yukina

Japanese Student