As soon as you realise your key is missing, please inform your host and contact Study Vision for advice. You may need to pay any expenses associated with losing the key.
If your student is Under 18 years old Please note that students under 18 years of age are only allowed to go on holiday, or stay out overnight, with signed approval from their Institution and Guardian. You will be notified by Study Vision that they are allowed to go. If your student is going to
You may have offered to do all of your student’s washing but they may prefer to do their own. Renegotiate with your student, remembering that female students will not want their underwear on public display. Explain current water restrictions in Australia in a gentle, non-authoritarian manner.
I told my student to ‘help themselves’ to food but when I arrived home my student had eaten all the treats.
It is a good idea to keep a container with ‘snacks’ written on it so the student knows exactly what they can take if they are starving. Some hosts teach their guests to prepare themselves light meals, such as Maggie soups or the 1-minute noodles (you need to inform them where these are kept). These
I told my student to ‘help themselves’ because I was going out but when I arrived home they had not eaten.
Some students, especially when they are new to your household, will not do anything that they might get wrong. Consequently they will not take food or use equipment or help with washing up simply because they do not have the skill. Be gentle with them, and slowly help them understand what they are expected to
Students do not always admit to smoking because they know that in Australia it is not always acceptable. Others may not want to admit it in writing in case their parents see their submitted applications! Show your student a place outside that is away from the home where they may smoke and give them a
If your student is over 18 and is well behaved then it should not be a problem. However, if they are causing problems then speak with your Study Vision Supervisor. If they are under 18, alcohol intake is strictly prohibited.
It is possible that your student may not know how to wash up. It may be better to give them a different job to do e.g. clear the table or lay the table prior to the meal.
If you buy in bulk and freeze or you buy ‘specials’ always check the label is current. It is not advisable to give your student, or any others, food which has passed its ‘used by’ date.
If you want to take your student out, explain where you are going and how much it will cost. Your student then has the opportunity to decide whether or not to go with you. Do not expect your student to pay for other members of the family. Many hosts are happy to include Under 18’s