Feedback from Modbury High School host families indicates that hosting an international student is a rewarding and enriching experience. Host families learn about other cultures and traditions, participate in activities and socialise with other host families and develop lasting friendships with their student and family. If you are considering becoming a host, you can learn more about the experience by watching this video:
Steps to become a homestay
Step 1 Homestay Application:
Complete the Homestay Application form. Please ensure that you answer every question. You can submit your application online by filling the form available here: Homestay Application Form, or you may choose to print the Homestay Application Form (print) and return it to the Study Tour Coordinator at Modbury High School.
Step 2 Criminal History Screening:
Provide evidence of your current Working with Children Check, or request assistance from the Study Tour Coordinator with obtaining one. The Working with Children Check (previously known as the DCSI Clearance) is valid for 3 years. All persons over the age of 18 residing in your home (except international students studying in a South Australian government school) are required to have a valid clearance.
Step 3 Submit your forms:
Submit your Homestay Application form online. Submit evidence of your Working with Children Check (or valid DCSI clearance letter) for each person over the age of 18 residing in your home directly to your school.
Step 4 Home visit and interview:
The final step to become a homestay is a visit and interview in your home. Once your application has been assessed and satisfactory criminal history screening/s has been received, our school Study Tour Coordinator will contact you to arrange a home visit and interview. We will explain your obligations in more detail and answer any questions that you may have.
You are now ready to host a student!
If successful, you will be accredited as one of our valued homestays and we look forward to allocating a Study Tour student to stay with your family!
If you would like more information about how to become a host family, please contact Melanie Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 8264 1955.
For enquires about studying abroad, please contact the International Education Services Officer at email@example.com or +61 8 8226 3402. South Australian Government Schools can help you enrol to study abroad at Modbury High School.
For more information regarding programs for international students at Modbury High School, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402 Fax: +618 8226 3655