HSN - Homestay Network conducts all training in class-room mode, using practical experiences from our team. We have trialled online training as a delivery method, and have found it wanting in key areas such as situation dynamics and Question & Answer.
The current training program focusses on hosts planning to or currently hosting under 18's for any education provider. Host training is mandatory and new hosts are required to attend a session during their students initial 4 weeks in homestay.
We have designed the training in consultaion with hosts and student experiences and is the culmination of host feedback and compliance awareness.
Hosts who have attended these sessions to date have commented how helpful this has been.
“It was great to meet you and your team of staff, thanks for the information night. It was beneficial and helpful. I’ve learnt something I never knew before, I’m grateful for what Homestay Network has done for hosts. I didn’t have this with the agency I had dealt with for the past 2 years.
The student and host handbook is a great tool that helps both students and hosts understand what is required from each other” “The best thing is there was just so much to gain in one session”Ms Li of Kensington Homestay Network Host Training, Feedback