Thursday, May 06, 2010

Homestay in the Gold Coast, Australia

Put Yourself in this Picture!
A great way to give your English ability a boost is to do a homestay in another country. My good friend Takumi “Tak” Nakamura organizes homestays in the Gold Coast, Australia, one of the most beautiful places in the world.

A Summertime Christmas Party in the Gold Coast
(That’s Tak wearing the green hat)

Tak’s company, Shaatak Australia, charges about Au $780 a week for a homestay. This includes airport pick up and return by Tak (who is, of course, a Japanese speaker), accommodation with an Australian family, 2 meals a day, and a one-day city tour. Prices vary a little depending on the season and your exact plans.

One of the main advantages of using Tak over most of the bigger companies that organize homestays is that if you have any problems, Tak can quickly solve them for you. For more information, contact Tak directly at You can write to Tak in English or Japanese.

Check out more homestay photos at Shaatack Homestay Australia

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