Whitefriars has an excellent Homestay Program. All students stay in College approved Homestays. The Director of the International Student Program interviews and selects families and homes considered suitable. Furthermore, the student is met at the airport on the first arrival, brought to the homestay, introduced to the family and helped during the important settling in period. Assistance is given to purchase uniform and books, and to open a bank account.
The Director is available to families and students for guidance and assistance during the term of the placement. Homestay families are carefully chosen and screened. They are interviewed and visited in their own home prior to notification of acceptance into our Homestay Program. Homestay parents must have a Working With Children check and police checks carried out for all members of the family over 18 years of age.
The College looks for a happy and welcoming environment. Homestay parents are expected to treat international students as their own son/s. Homestay parents are also expected to attend specific College events and parent teacher interviews.