Hosting an overseas student is a wonderful way to bring another part of the world into your own home. It provides your Australian family with the opportunity to observe and hear the story of a young person who is a long way from home and who is keen to experience life in Australia.

The fun, friendship and rewarding educational benefits of hosting an international student make the experience unforgettable. Hosting is a great way to learn more about another country and gain a new perspective on the world.


Everyday activities will be more fun when shared with an international student
Students are eager to discover our unique Australian life
Your whole family will grow as you exchange ideas and compare lifestyles
Another way of life is learned and life long friendships are made

What Is Required Of Host Families?

A host family in Australia provides room, board and a warm supportive home for the overseas teenager. Hosted students are prepared to assume the responsibilities of daily life in your family and are instructed to bring spending money.

Nacel coordinators, as well as teacher-chaperones, stay in touch with the students, host families and schools during the student’s stay in Australia. They are available to answer questions at any time.

Nacel ensures students are covered by medical, liability and emergency return insurance for the duration of their stay.

Nacel will also require:

    • A current Working with Children’s Check or the equivalent in your State for any person over the age of 18 years who resides in the family home.
    • A Police Clearance no older than 6 months from the host parents.
    • 2 Character References.
    • Acknowledgment of Nacel Commitment to Child Safety and Wellbeing Policies.

2023 International Student Hosting Dates

Nacel is interested in host families who are flexible and who have a genuine interest in hosting an international student in 2023.