Students are normally hosted by families within the school and local community. Homestay families are required to provide accommodation and meals, transport their study tour student to and from the school each day, and provide packed lunches and snacks during the school week. Please read International Education Services Code of Conduct & Quality Service Expectations (in the adjacent list of documents).
Weekend activities are provided by the host families. These can include visits to the beach, Central Market, Adelaide Hills, Morialta Conservation Park, Haighs Chocolate factory, family picnics and barbeques, sports, and shopping. A small payment is made to host families to support such activities. Being a homestay family means inviting an overseas student to become a part of your family and is a wonderful opportunity to share and experience a different culture.
DCSI Online Screening Application Form
How to start your Application
How to verify your Identity
Study Tour Application
Code of Conduct
For students studying the language of the Study Tour student, it is a great opportunity to further develop their skills in this language. For many students and families this relationship can last well beyond the visit to Australia as lifelong friendships are forged.
To be an eligible homestay you must complete:
- Homestay application process
- Criminal history screening.
- Read Code of Conduct information.
Homestay Application Process
At the home visit, more detailed information about the Study Tour will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions. Families who would like more information about becoming Homestay Family should contact the school on telephone 8375 8238 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can submit your application online using the link below, or offline by downloading the Homestay Application Form and returning it to the school.
Online Application: www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au/StartStudyTourApplication
Criminal History Screening
The school manages its own homestay program for these Study Tours. It is a legal requirement that a staff member from our International Program visits your home to check suitability for having a student. Every person over the age of 18 living in your household will need to have completed a CRIMINAL HISTORY SCREENING. The school will cover the cost for this.
The DCSI Screening Unit has introduced an online process for applying for employment and volunteer screening in South Australia, to help make it quicker and easier to apply for screening.
Please remember that screening applications in South Australia must be initiated by a registered organisation. Brighton Secondary School is a registered organisation.To get started, you need to have a current email address and Brighton Secondary School will initiate an application on your behalf. Please contact Debbie Parsons on 8375 8238 or email: email@example.com.