Who we are

The Global Homestay Network (GHN) has been a leader in international student services for more than a decade.

Since 2008 our group – which currently consists of the Australian Homestay Network (est. 2007) and the American Homestay Network (est. 2012) – has successfully placed more than 63,000 students from 183 countries in safe, reliable and supportive homestays. We have developed a set of world-class operating standards that are employed in every market, with every student placement.

Our services


GHN homestay offers the best value-for-money option for the early stages of an international student being welcomed, culturalised and accommodated as they prepare for the commencement of their studies. Pricing is specific to the living costs and services available in each location. We have packages to cater to both under 18 and over 18 students.

Study tours

Our Global Study Tours Team can arrange homestay accommodation for your group or provide a quote for a comprehensive study tour package (homestay, activities, transport and education experiences).

Under 18s and high school programs

GHN offers homestay packages and programs specially tailored to younger students. We carefully select hosts to ensure they are prepared to provide additional care and support to younger guests, and they must agree to the extra responsibilities hosting younger students entails. Our strict hosting criteria includes in-home interviews, house inspections and background checks for all hosts.

Our High School Program in the USA also incorporates welfare services specifically for younger students.

We care about the student experience

GHN has built its reputation on delivering a positive, enriching student experience with a focus on safety, support and cultural exchange.

Our regional representatives and China office provide essential information and localised support for students, parents, homestay hosts, agents and education providers.

The Australian Homestay Network has received acknowledgement and commendation for ‘appropriate’ standards from industry bodies and in two Australian Government inquiries, while the American Homestay Network has received accreditation from the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET) and is a sponsor of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC).

For more information about homestay in Australia or America, please visit the websites below.