A. Home stay is a cultural exchange between a local individual or family (called a Host) and a visiting international student. The student lives as a guest in the home. As a student you should expect to be provided with your basic needs including your own room, food and space to study. Over the period of your time together the host will assist you to become familiar with the local area and customs in a relaxed and friendly household setting.
You should also share information about your home country and culture with your host. This will help you to feel comfortable and will help your host to understand you a little better.
A home stay is the best accommodation option for overseas students that just arrived in Australia. It gives the student a unique opportunity to experience the Australian way of life and practice the English language on a daily basis.