We are a family of 2. We are looking for 1 student to share our home with our family in the prestigious area of Kew walking distance to some of the best schools and Universities in Melbourne.
I have a working with children check and a police check, which means my family already have been approved that we have a safe environment to look after students and students under 18 also.
I work full time in marketing and part-time in my Homestay Agency, my partner works in healthcare and my son is 13. We have been hosting international students for over 5 years now, and have met many wonderful students and their families. We still talk to many of our students who have already completed their studies and gone back home to work. We have had students from China, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Belgium, Saudi Arabia. We are a quiet family, but we love to have family and friends over to our house for lunches and dinners. During the week when I work and my son goes to school, we have a quiet and relaxed home as we are busy working and my son is studying, so we don't usually have people over for dinner unless its a birthday or special occasion.
My son and I like to cook together and watch movies together too. Every day in the morning and in the afternoon we go for a walk as there are many beautiful parks and beautiful places to visit close to our home. On the weekends we are with my partner and our youngest boy. My oldest son loves to read, go for walks in nature, he loves to do coding and loves Xbox too.
We are an English speaking Australian family. My parents are teachers and so is my brother's wife(She teaches English to international students at Deakin University, my brother's daughter is also training to be a teacher, and my Godmother is also a Professor at an Australian University! We are a family that is very passionate about education, as much of my family teaches for their profession. We believe education is more than what you learn at school and University. An important aspect of your education is your cultural education. Learning an additional language to your own, and learning about new countries and new cultures gives you a great advantage once you've completed your studies and go home to work in your chosen field.
If you are a good fit for our family, we would love to also host you, so you can experience the Australian culture and live in a caring family home that supports education, as we are a highly educated family ourselves.
We would love to hear from you and learn more about you if you have moved to Australia to study and are looking for a good family to complete your studies and learn about life in Australia.
We are looking for someone with a budget from $300 + per week. Gas, electricity, water, internet and meals are extra.