Gold Coast English School Homestay

Gold Coast English School Homestay Area 1

We are often asked…”do you recommend homestay”?   Our advice is:
If you want to experience Australian culture, practice your English conversation and learn to enjoy the friendly Aussie lifestyle then we certainly recommend homestay.  The homestays provide a quality home life and are carefully selected by AICOL Gold Coast English school.  We enrol students from as young as 6 years  into those carefully selected homestay families, with or without a parent.

Our Gold Coast homestay families are carefully selected.  AICOL English School employs its own Homestay Coordinator who attends every day.  We do not rely on an outside placement service so there is someone at school every day to immediately assist with homestay matters.  All of our families hold police clearance Blue Cards for child-related employment.  Our coordinator personally inspects all host family accommodation. Homestay transport to and from school is available on request.

AICOL homestay families provide students with their own room and 3 meals a day for 7 days a week.  They welcome students from all over the world and are experienced in assisting their students to study English in Australia.  Host families provide an excellent opportunity for conversation practice in a safe and friendly environment.  Door to door airport transfers can be arranged including unaccompanied minors arrangement.  Homestay for whole families wishing to study English.

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Note:
Homestay families are not necessarily Caucasian in a multinational Australia. You may see homestay families who have migrated into Australia and live as first generation or second generation Australians.  They are required to speak English at all times to the students. The structure of the families is diverse including sole adult and with or without children. Many Australian families have pets.  Please consider these facts when applying for homestay.

Testimonial

I am writing to let you know that the GABRIELs has kindly brought my son Peiyu to the airport and he arrived in Narita safely on time.

Thank you very much for your help for Peiyu. From the beginning you paid extra attention to organising English study and homestay for him despite our poor English.

Also I apologise for the trouble Peiyu caused when he has fallen sick during homestay.

We are very happy that Peiyu enjoyed 3 weeks stay in Australia and made a lot of good memories.

His homestay family the GABRIELs was so kind to him and treated him as their own. So much so that he even told us he did not want to go back to Japan. When he called the host mother Christine after coming back to Japan, he could not help but crying. Due to our language problem we have not been able to tell the GABRIELs how grateful we are. Could you please send our gratitude to them?

It was his first time to spend time in a foreign country by himself and he met a lot of nice people. We are certain that this experience added a memorable and colourful page to his life and will bring numerous benefits to his future.

Thank you again Tomoko san, AICOL teachers, staff and especially the GABRIELs.

Yours sincerely,    ZHOU     2015

Homestay Magpie feeding
HOMESTAY students fishing with family