EQI encourages homestay students to participate in travel and activities to enhance their experience while living and studying in Queensland. EQI ensures appropriate safeguards are in place to mitigate risks to international students. 

Homestay students require approval prior to participating in Travel and activities not arranged by the school (non-routine and routine activities). This requirement is explained in the Travel and activities section of the Standard terms and conditions.

Routine activities for Homestay students

Homestay students must discuss routine activities with their homestay provider and comply with homestay provider decisions.  Routine activities includes travel to and from school or off-site school activities, everyday travel with the homestay provider, and normal domestic activities such as shopping, entertainment, sports, visiting friends and health care consultations. It does not include overnight stays away from the homestay address.

Non-routine activities for homestay students

Homestay students must obtain our permission for all non-routine activities. This includes water activities, overnight travel away from homestay provider’s residence (with or without the homestay provider), activities where a sports, leisure and recreation service provider requests parental consent or activities that require supervision other than the homestay provider.

To request permission to participate in non-routine activities, please complete the Travel and activities form (PDF, 204KB) and submit it to your international student and/or homestay coordinator.


Students must refer to the Standard terms and conditions and contact their International Student and/Homestay Coordinator for further advice and approvals when considering:

  • driving a vehicle

  • becoming a passenger in a vehicle driven by a driver with a learner (L plate) driver's licence or provisional (P plate) driver's licence.

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Last reviewed 23 January 2019
Last updated 28 October 2019