Protea College is located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD with plenty of student living options available. Brisbane has a great range of options including hotels, student shared living, homestays, motels, backpackers and 6 and 12 month rentals. The Student Support team are able to provide accommodation suggestions based on your requirements.
Hostels provide budget accommodation where guests can rent a bed (often a bunk bed in a dormitory) and share a bathroom, lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-gender, although private rooms are also available at some hostels.
Student accommodation feature a range of apartment styles in different layouts, from studio through to shared four, five and six bedroom apartments. Most accommodation providers have the following features:
- bedrooms with or without en-suite
- fully furnished
- cabled internet in rooms, and wireless hotspot in lobby
- online booking and reservations system
- in-house Residential Coordinators organising social, cultural and sporting activities
Protea College’s preferred student accommodation partner is Student One.
A homestay is a cultural exchange between an international student or visitor and a local individual or family in the host country. The “host” provides accommodation and support for an agreed-upon period of time and rate. Homestays can be tailored to provide meals, assistance and other activities.
Homestays are designed to:
- support international students and visitors
- help students learn about its culture, customs and lifestyle
- improve students’ language skills
Properly managed homestay is the ideal way to be introduced to a new country. Many homestay students make life-long friends with their host.
Each homestay experience should provide an opportunity for the student and the host family to learn from each other, share interests, and establish a foundation for a successful stay in Australia. Protea College’s homestay partner is the Australian Homestay Network.
Students: Book a homestay here
Hosts: Host a student here