Hosting an exchange student is a wonderful adventure

Open your home, host an exchange student

Hosting an exchange student is a unique opportunity to share your way of life with an enthusiastic young person from another part of the world.

Every year in January and July students come to Australia from all over the world to spend one or two semesters at a high school. By opening your heart and home and hosting an exchange student, your family can make a positive difference to the life of a young person just waiting to come to our country.

We are looking for caring host families for students arriving from Finland, France, Italy, Norway and Switzerland this coming January.

Contact us today!

Call our Head Office on 1800 263 964  FREE or Jeanette Blick on 0401 741 754

Or email

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What is a host family?

You will give your exchange student the same care as you give your own children.

Being an STS host family means opening your heart and your home to a student from another country. It is a rewarding experience for the whole family.

Why be a host family?

Exchange student host family helped by STS Australia

A meeting of two cultures is a rewarding learning experience. You share your everyday life and customs while learning about a new culture.

Our students

Our students are aged 15-18 and come from all over the world

Every year, STS Australia welcomes students aged 15 to 18 from Europe, Canada, South America and Thailand. Read about our students waiting for a caring host family in Australia.

Why choose STS?

STS has solid experience and helps and supports its host families

STS is one of the leading exchange organisations in Australia. We have a reliable network of representatives who are dedicated to student exchange and will provide support to you as an exchange student host family.

Host family testimonials

"Hosting a young person is a wonderful experience"

"Hosting an exchange student is a wonderful experience". Read our host family testimonials.

Host family application

Do you want to be a host family? Apply here quickly and easily

Would you and your family like to host an exchange student coming to Australia soon? You can apply here.

Information for schools

Will your school be receiving an exchange student? You will find all the information you need here

Do you work in the school sector? Do you want to know more about our exchange programs and how we welcome our students to Australia? Read more here.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do you have any questions about being a host family? You will find many answers here

Is it necessary for exchange students to have their own room? What happens if we don’t get along? You can find answers to your questions here.

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