Our General Homestay Guidelines apply to all students, including Under-18 students. However, there are some additional guidelines specific to Under-18 students, to ensure their safety and welfare, as part of their visa requirements.
All students under 18 will have a guardian, who is responsible for their welfare. In some cases, the student’s school/institution will act as their Guardian.
Please make sure you have given Study Vision your Guardian’s name and contact details before you move in to your homestay, by email to [email protected]
If you are going out, make sure to let your host know:
- where you are going
- a contact number of who you will be with
- what time you will be home (approximately).
Safety at night
All Under-18 students must be home by 10pm each night. If you do not return home before 10pm, your host will notify Study Vision immediately , who will contact you and request you to go back home as soon as possible, otherwise, your Guardian and your school/institution will be notified. Please note, staying out after 10pm without permission is a breach of visa requirements.
Students that want to stay out after 10pm must be given special permission by their Guardian. Study Vision must be informed by email to [email protected] during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Study Vision will then inform your host once official approval has been received.
Under-18 students are not allowed to stay overnight away from their homestay, unless they have permission from the Guardian. Your Guardian must notify Study Vision by email to [email protected] during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) that they have given you permission. Study Vision will then inform your host once official approval has been received.
Inviting people to stay the night
Your friends are not allowed to spend the night with you at your homestay.
Going on Holidays
If you are under 18 years old, you will need permission from your parents, your Guardian and your school before you can go on holidays for any length of time. Study Vision will confirm that you have permission before any holidays are approved.
You must give at least 2-weeks’ notice of any intended holidays longer than 2 nights. If you will only be away for 1 or 2 nights, you must give your host at least 3-days’ notice.
If you will be away for 2 weeks or more, you will pay 50% of the normal Rental amount for the period you will be away. If you will be away for less than 2 weeks, you will pay the normal Rental amount for the period you will be away.
Please notify Study Vision of any intended student holidays by email to [email protected], as soon as possible, so we can confirm that you have approval and adjust your invoice to the correct amount. Once you have informed us, we will confirm your holiday with your host family.
Moving Out or Changing Accommodation
You must maintain the same accommodation, support and guardianship arrangements that you provided at the time your visa was granted. This is one of the visa conditions for students under 18 years. You must have formal approval from your guardian and your institution if you want to move out or change your accommodation. Approval from your Guardian and Institution must be provided to Study Vision by Email to [email protected].