Welcoming International Students

ESI provide a 24-hour phone support system where students and homestay families can contact us anytime if needed.

Every homestay family is assessed with the view – would we be happy to place our own children with the families? We expect the highest standard for our students in a safe, welcoming home environment.

While Eastern Shores International has grown rapidly under new ownership, we remain committed to sustaining those personal touches that students come to expect.

ESI’s attention to detail ensures that you receive a service that is the absolute top of the range.

If you intend to study at GCIT at the Gold Coast and want homestay accommodation in Southport, Ashmore, Upper Coomera or any other Gold Coast area please contact us.

As we have grown, we have gained the reputation as the premier home stay specialists for international students and tour groups on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.


  • Our students can be assured that all of our families are thoroughly and professionally screened, then regularly re-assessed to ensure that they maintain our high standards of care. Consistency is a key word for us.
  • We specialise in matching you with a genuine host family that will support you with settling effortlessly into life in Australia while you study.
  • We operate a number of home stay packages tailored to suit students and young visitors, and we are always willing to work with you in designing a unique package for your individual needs.
  • We also offer a 24-hour, 7-days a week Emergency Support Service, for both the students and host families.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • ESI will make organising the placement and Airport Transfers of your student EASY.
  • We have caring and helpful families around the entire Gold Coast Region, as well as a growing network in Brisbane and Northern NSW.
  • Tailored quotes for unique student needs can be provided within 24 hours.
  • Different rates are available for deluxe accommodation, or special meal requirements.
  • Facilities for payment include:
    Telegraphic Transfer, Direct Deposit, Credit card, or Bankers’ Draft.

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Tour groups

  • We can organize a complete package of study / recreational / sightseeing activities including accommodation and transport.
  • Alternatively, contact us with your proposal, and we will give you a very competitive quote that will ensure you obtain large client bookings.
  • We offer single stay, twin-share, or triple-share, plus a variety of meal and Transport Packages. We are very flexible and will tailor them to your needs.

We can organise all practical aspects including Airport Transfers, Bus Trips and transportation, Theme Park entry and specific outings and destination bookings.