- Student Life
The wellbeing and safety of students living away from home is a priority for Woodcroft College.
No matter which Study Option a student chooses, they will live with a local caring family who are nurturing and part of our community. Students will receive the same consideration and protection as other family members. We want all our students to be in a warm and welcoming home environment while they study at Woodcroft College.
Homestay accommodation is arranged and managed by Happy Homestay Adelaide and the program is closely monitored by our International Student Coordinator. Families are carefully selected to find the best match for the student and details of the Homestay family are forwarded to the Education Agent and family of the student for approval. All our Homestay families must go through an application process, home visits, with relevant clearances and reference checks for all household members over 18 years.
All Full-Time and Study Abroad students will have their own furnished bedroom, including a desk for study. Study Tour students may need to share a bedroom.
Our international students will be encouraged to interact with their Homestay family as this will help with their English skills and settling into the Australian culture. Students will participate in weekend activities which could include family functions, trips, entertainment and shopping.
Homestay families live near the College or in surrounding suburbs. Transport options include their Homestay family, the Woodcroft College school bus (free of charge) or public transport. No student will experience a lengthy travel time to school.
Providing a home for an international student can be a rewarding experience in the sharing of cultures and supporting a student to adjust to life in Australia. Homestay can be provided for students attending the College for short-term or full-time study programs.
Woodcroft seeks interest from families who will provide a welcoming and supportive home, and who have a genuine interest in supporting a young person living and studying away from their own home.
You do not need to have any connection to our school but ideally live close by or within access to one of the College bus routes. You will need to provide a student with their own room and desk for study and all people 18 and over will require Working with Children Checks.
Woodcroft College partners with Happy Homestay Adelaide who manage the program on behalf of the school. Please email our International Student Coordinator at [email protected] to indicate your interest.
Your details will be passed on to Happy Homestay who will contact you directly to discuss the application process and requirements to become one of our valued Homestay families.