Settling Into Homestay, A Hosts Advice

This is for the newer hosts, like myself, who are just starting to feel their way around hosting international students, while they are settling into homestay. Just be practical & patient and remember the first four weeks are the hardest, when students are feeling homesick, missing family friends and what…

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Hostels are open and here’s what you need to know

We’re sure you’ve noticed that the world is a little trickier to navigate right now, and like you we’re backpackers with clipped wings, wondering when we’ll be free to roam again. Really free, like we were before. Travel is possible for many of us, we can take a ‘staycation’ or cross a nearby border, but…

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Students’ Guide to Australian Slang

Experiencing another culture is one of the best things about studying overseas. If you’ve decided to go to school or university in Australia you’ll notice the locals have a very unique way of speaking. Even though English is the official language, there’s a lot of Aussie lingo that can sometimes…

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AHN House Rules Blog

AHN House Rules A solid foundation for a successful homestay and establishing an understanding between you and your guests Welcoming an international student into your home is a fantastic cultural exchange and experience for everyone involved. During the homestay it’s important that the guest feels comfortable in their new environment…

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