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Study tour students will live with carefully-selected homestay families who are committed to the care and well-being of visiting students.  Many of these families have children attending John Paul International College. 

Our homestay families make sure that each student experiences every facet of the Australian lifestyle through family meals, day trips and conversation. Students will gain an understanding of our culture and will be able to practice their English in a relaxed, supportive family atmosphere. Homestay families will:

  • Provide a caring and supportive environment and treat the student as one of their own family members
  • Provide a comfortable, clean room for each student that can be considered their private space. The room will be well ventilated, be adequately lit, and will have a comfortable bed with clean linen, a wardrobe, a desk and a chair for study
  • Provide three nutritious meals a day and snacks as required
  • Provide transport to and from the College each day and be located within a reasonable distance of the College.

Queensland has strict laws relating to the protection of children and all homestay families have been screened by the Queensland Government and hold a Working With Children Blue Card

For more information on Blue Cards please visit the website of the Working with Children Check  www.bluecard.qld.gov.au.

The College’s Homestay Program Standards must also be met before a Homestay Provider joins the John Paul College Homestay Program.  For more information on Homestay Provider Standards please visit the College’s website under Accommodation.

Homestay placements will be arranged once the Study Tour deposit and student name list has been received by the College on the approved form.

Homestay placement is at the discretion of the College.  

All students will be double placed in homestay.