Host a Wodonga Senior Secondary International Student…… your home  Help an exchange student realise their dreams to go global Hosting an exchange student in your home is a great way to learn about a new culture and share your own culture and values. Children often enjoy being cultural ambassadors, introducing their new brother or sister to local customs, traditions and national holidays. Everything from preparing meals to sightseeing are opportunities to discover and appreciate cultural and other differences.

What does a host family do? Host families help students navigate their new schools and communities, make friends learn the language and enjoy their time while studying in Australia or performing in the Fruit Fly Circus. sharing culture and traditions help families bond, creating lifelong friendships

What is expected of host families? 1. Welcome your student to participate in your family’s daily lives and events 2. The same care, support and comfort you provide to other members of your family, including meals

How much will you get paid to host a Student? A weekly payment of $290 that covers expenses associated with the provision of the following homestay                                                                    Services:

  • Single bedroom for the student’s exclusive use
  • three meals per day, seven days per week (cooked evening meal)
  • Facilities including a bed, wardrobe, towels and linen
  • Gas, electricity, heating and water costs
  • Cleaning services of common living areas
  • use of living areas within residences
  • Study facilities, including a  desk, study light and bookcase

What is a host families financial obligations? 
Students arrive with their own spending money for any social and school activates, clothes , etc. As a host family, you will not need to provide spending money or an allowance. We will discuss how school related costs are handled

Host families that take on Fruit Fly Circus Students will have an obligation to pick up students from training four (4) days a week at 7.00pm and one (1) day a week 6.00pm and to be available for any other activates that may arise to do with the Fruit Fly’s Circus.

Where do our international students come from?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Students come from China, Vietnam and have demonstrated the maturity and motivation to study abroad. students are: usually between 15-18 years old on arrival, committed to actively participate in education and they are considered a good student in their home country, in good general health and are curious, flexible and open-minded.StudentsOutside_02

Where do our Fruit fly Circus Students come from?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             All over Australia

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