Offering you peace of mind when moving to Australia for Study
Sofiri has set up a partnership with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN), Australia’s largest and most recognised homestay provider.
As an international student coming to Australia – most likely for the first time by yourself – you can choose to stay with an Australian Family giving you a feeling of safety and peace of mind as you navigate living in a new country.
Who is the Australian Homestay Network?
The Australian Homestay Network provides the highest quality homestay experiences in Australia, ensuring that each of their guests begin their Australian experience on the right foot. AHN is Australia’s largest and most recognised homestay provider.
AHN successfully manages over 10,000 applications per year across all of Australia. So wherever you are studying – Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide or Perth – a Homestay option will be available for you.
AHN is committed to ensuring that a homestay experience is an enriching, secure and memorable cultural experience for both guests and hosts.
What is Homestay?
A homestay is a cultural exchange between an international student or visitor and a local individual or family in the host country. The “host” provides accommodation and support for an agreed-upon period of time and rate. Homestays can be tailored to provide meals, assistance and other activities.
Homestays are designed to support international students and visitors who come to the host country to learn about its culture and lifestyle, improve their language skills, or study academic courses. Properly managed homestay is the ideal way to be introduced to a new country. Students learn to understand the language, culture and customs of the region in which they are studying. Many of our students make life-long friends with their host.
The Australian Homestay Network believes that a homestay program should provide international students with much more than a place to sleep and eat. Each homestay experience should provide an opportunity for the student and the host family to learn from each other, share interests, and establish a foundation for a successful stay in Australia.
Locations of Homestay
AHN services all major cities in every state and territory in Australia. In addition to the support of AHN’s regional teams, their guests and hosts have access to a 24/7 emergency response network to help ensure all participants have the best experience possible and always feel safe and secure.
How Sofiri helps you
Sofiri is an official trusted representative of the Australian Homestay Network. When you register with Sofiri and apply for a course you can request a quote for Homestay and have access to all the homestay providers that AHN offers.
We do the work to arrange your accomodation so you have one less thing to think about. AHN also provides an Orientation before you arrive so you’ll feel confident about moving to a new country.
Sofiri will support you to complete and submit the application with AHN. We will also assist you in accepting, making payment and providing you with information along the way.
To find our more about the Australian Homestay Network visit: https://www.homestaynetwork.org/
For more information about a Homestay in Australia, and start an application, you just have to register and choose an education expert to guide you and resolve any concerns you might have, as well as advise you for free even in your visa process.