Homestay hosts and students find the best match after thorough communication and mutual choice.
All homestay families have been visited and verified to meet our standards before accepting homestay booking.
Homestay hosts and students are provided with ongoing support to ensure both parties will have pleasant experiences.
We provide transfer services from and to airport, and between host families when students move. Gold student members are entitled to three free transfers.
Guardianship and Guidance
According to Australian laws, all international students below the age of 18 must have a guardian while staying in Australia. We and our homestay hosts can act as guardian for these students under 18.
At Like Parents Homestay, host parents are proud to guide youths to stay on the right path in additon to providing a safe home and nutritious meals.
Specialised Services for Chinese Students
While students from all backgrounds are welcome, we specialize in finding loving and caring homestay host families for students from China, the biggest source of international students in Australia.
Many of our team have experience living and working in China for a long time, understand Chinese and Australian culture, and can communicate with students in their native language to close gaps in expectations. We achieve host and student satisfaction by leveraging our deep understanding of culture, and decades of experience managing satisfaction and emerging issues.
Realistic Expectations and Best Matches
Our processes and tools help students to have realistic expectations about homestay. Students and homestay hosts make the best matches after communication and mutual selection.
Friendship and Mentorship
We work with community leaders to organize events and help students to make new friends and feel connected. Our homestay hosts stick to the highest ethical standards. Many have strong faith, and are well respected in the community.
Homestay Students: Free Untimed International Phone Calls
Homestay Hosts: Free 20 Million AUD Public Liability Insurance