Become a host in Sydney with EF

Clear blue waters, golden sand beaches and a unique blend of Asian, British and South Pacific culture form the city that often becomes the favorite choice among a large numbers of EF students.

Our students travel to Sydney to experience true Australian culture first hand, meet new international friends and improve their language skills. During their time abroad students are looking for a home away from home and every year EF host families in Sydney open up their home to provide our students a chance to experience maximum cultural immersion by living as locals – with locals.

Join the EF Host Family Program in Sydney today and become part of this great cultural exchange as well as giving students a profound experience that can change their view of the world – and might it change yours too.

Why become a host family in Sydney?

  • Help someone from another country realize their dream. Making international friends for life in the process.
  • Open your home to a new culture and become internationally aware global citizens.
  • Encourage cultural awareness and global understanding in your community.
  • Make the most of your spare room(s) by welcoming students into your home for either a short or long term stay – you choose!
  • Our local Accommodation Team is available to you throughout your student's stay.
  • EF pays you directly in to your nominated bank account.

Why choose our programs?

  • EF is dedicated to encouraging global awareness through cultural exchange and language learning.
  • EF provides international students the opportunity to explore another language and culture during language programs in Australia.
  • With our language programs, students study from Monday to Friday. We also offer a full activity schedule with organized trips and suggestions for things to do in the city – we keep our students busy.
  • Host families can have a preference for which gender of student, age group (16-17 or 18+), and length of stay they would like to host – due to the high volume of students we can be flexible to match your requirements.
  • Our local staff is here every step of the way, offering 24/7 support and work to make this an exceptional experience for our wonderful families and international students.

Host family requirements

Our host families come in all shapes and sizes. You are expected to provide a bed, three meals a day, transportation to a conveniently located meeting point and, most importantly, a stable, caring environment.

Visit us

53 Balfour Street, Chippendale, Sydney, NSW 2008.

Phone: +61(0)292477668

How does hosting with EF work?

Meet our host families

Meet our students