Winter School - Immersion Program
The Immersion Program is suitable for students who are seeking to experience the Australian lifestyle through a combination of studying with local and international University of Adelaide students, and living with a local family. Homestay is arranged by the English Language centre, and is suitable for students of both English-speaking and non-English-speaking backgrounds.
International students in homestay are part of the family. Living with a family is different from staying in a hotel. Students are encouraged to get involved in family outings and activities, help out with household chores and actively communicate and engage with their family.
- Admission and enrolment in one or two Winter School courses
- A clean, comfortable home environment
- Your own furnished bedroom including a desk
- 3 meals per day: breakfast, a packed lunch and dinner
- Access to laundry facilities, bathroom, internet and telephone
- Your home will be easily accessible by public transport (less than 45 minutes from the University)
- Ongoing support from our staff
- A final official transcript from the University of Adelaide.
Our Homestay Families
Like most modern societies, Australian households vary. A homestay family does not necessarily mean a two-parent family with children. Hosts may be single individuals, married couples, single parents with children, couples or partners with or without children. Backgrounds vary greatly. Most importantly, hosts have an interest in sharing their own culture with others and are eager to learn about other languages and cultures.
New homestay families are interviewed and their homes visited by the Homestay Coordinator to assess interest, suitability, and concern for the growth and development of the student. The emphasis is on a home that provides the student with comfortable surroundings and a place for practising and developing English language skills.
The English Language Centre continually works hard to ensure that international students are placed with families who best match the needs of each student with consideration given to preferred family type, dietary requirements, pets, children and student interests.
See a list of all Winter School courses offered in June/July 2013.
Then apply for Summer or Winter School as an independent study abroad (fee paying) student.
To apply as an exchange student, please contact the International Office at your home institution.