We manage a Homestay Program of over 300 families from our Springfield campus to host students during their time in Australia. Homestay families are carefully selected to meet UIL’s expectations and all homestay families are very carefully screened for suitability accredited by the Queensland Government. Homestay families assist students with all of their living needs including transport and getting to the UIL campus on the first day so that they are familiar with travel to and from their homestay location.

UIL homestay upholds and maintains a high level of homestay standards to ensure the safety and welfare of International students. All protocols are in line with government legislation with all adult members of homestay families holding current working with children suitability cards. UIL ensures frequent communications and feedback processes are in place for both students in homestay and the families with regular house inspections scheduled. UIL homestay families are well-trained and all underage students in UIL homestay must abide by clear rules so their whereabouts is known at all times.  UIL has been providing underage international students with both education, homestay accommodation and welfare services across Queensland in a number of locations since 2003. During this time UIL has successfully looked after the safety and pastoral care needs of thousands of underage students that have passed through its education and accommodation programs.

Boarding house accommodation is available to students entering one of UIL’s partner boarding schools. Boarding houses provide a caring and supportive environment for students preparing to enter an Australian high school. Students who are 18 years old and over have the option to stay in share accommodation with other students or in apartment accommodation near to their UIL campus.

Interested in becoming a Homestay Family?

Share your home with an international student to receive a unique cultural experience, plus supplement your family income.

As a UIL Homestay Family, you’ll provide a home away from home for students of all ages for either a long term period (3 months to 1 year+) or short term period (1 to 12 weeks). Act as a conduit of cultural enrichment as you offer your student a friendly, caring, and supportive family life, providing accommodation, meals and transportation to and from the UIL campus during their stay.

To apply or for more information, contact the UIL Springfield campus on or visit our Contact Page.

You can also download the UIL Homestay Family Application Form here.

UIL works with local providers to offer a range of accommodation options for students travelling to study.
Apartments are located close to the UIL Campus and can be organized to suit a range of budgets.

Contact our Student Support Officers for further information.