Homestay provides a cultural exchange between you and a local family or individual (called a host). You live as a guest in the host's home. Unlike many other accommodation options you do not need to pay a bond, find furniture, sign a lease or search for a property.
Living in a supportive family environment, you are provided with a clean furnished room which includes items like a bed, desk, wardrobe, chair and a study lamp. You'll have access to bathroom and laundry facilities and meal services. Utilities (electricity, gas and water bills) are also included.
Hosts offer ongoing support and can show you around the local area including nearby facilities such as banks, post office, shops and public transport.
Victoria University's preferred homestay provider is Australian Homestay Network (AHN).
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AHN students are covered by insurances and have a 24/7 emergency phone help. The minimum stay is four weeks.