Families needed across Perth to host international exchange students


Michelle and Eliot Jones with their children Benjamin, Sebastian, Joshua and William and Japanese student Soma Mano. Picture: Michography
Michelle and Eliot Jones with their children Benjamin, Sebastian, Joshua and William and Japanese student Soma Mano. Picture: Michography

FAMILIES are needed to host international exchange students.

Gold Intercultural Learning is organising several Japanese exchange trips this month and is “desperately seeking” more families to help.

“Everyone is welcome to host and you don’t have to have a child studying at the school,” homestay co-ordinator Sally Tam said.

“It is as simple as involving your student in your daily routine – invite them to join you when you take the dog for a walk, attend dance practice or make dinner.

“As a host you will receive a visit from our friendly staff, 24-hour bilingual support and payment.”

Ms Tam said exchange programs were about developing “inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect”.

For more information, call 9444 7687 or 0438 871 451 or email homestay@goldil.com.au.

Exchange dates and schools:

  • Bentley – Curtin University – March 11-24
  • Perth – St George’s Anglican Grammar School – March 17-27
  • City Beach – International School of Western Australia – March 18-22
  • Aveley – Swan Valley Anglican Community School – March 18-30
  • Mirrabooka – John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School – March 18-30
  • Como – Penrhos College – March 22-29
  • Hillarys – St Mark’s Anglican Community School – March 23-30
  • Camillo – John Wollaston Anglican Community School – March 23-30
  • Alkimos – St James’ Anglican School – March 23-31
  • Atwell – Atwell College – March 25-31
  • Mt Lawley – Mt Lawley Senior High School – March 25-31
  • Byford – Byford Secondary College – March 25-31
  • Aubin Grove – Aubin Grove Primary School – March 25-31

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