Homestay Host with student

Looking to make a difference in the life of an international student? Sign up as a BROWNS Homestay Host and provide a safe and welcoming home away from home. As a homestay host, you will have the opportunity to learn about new cultures, make lifelong connections and receive fortnightly payments to cover expenses. The BROWNS team will provide ongoing support and resources to help you succeed as a homestay host.

“As first-time Homestay parents, we were not quite sure what to expect when we welcomed our 17-year-old Japanese student into our home.  We need not have worried – we all had the best time!  Our student was so polite and appreciative, and fully embraced family life with great enthusiasm, including our dogs, who loved him!  We explored all kinds of things in our local area together and discovered lots of places we didn’t know about.  It was fun and we made a new friend we will never forget!  We are looking forward to welcoming more Homestay students into our home in the future.” Wendy, BROWNS Homestay family.

Our homestay families will need to provide the following:

  • A private bedroom with a study desk, lamp and Wi-Fi
  • Two meals Monday to Friday (breakfast and dinner) and three meals on the weekend. There are other placements that require three meals each day however this is paid at a higher rate.
  • Live within 50 minutes public transport to/from BROWNS’ Brisbane or Gold Coast campus

To become a BROWNS homestay, or to learn more, visit

Since 2003, BROWNS English Language School has delivered world-class English Language training to international students from around the world. More than 35,000 students from 102 nationalities have completed a BROWNS program, making BROWNS one of the leading private ELICOS provider in Queensland for adults and young learners.


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