Explore the rest of Oceania
With incredible sights both in the city and the wild, there is so much to see and do.
Spend a weekend in Auckland, Tasmania, Bangkok, Papua New Guinea, Jakarta, Singapore, Fiji, or New Caledonia — the options are endless!
All this — just $525
2 days completely free
Training & travel tips
Network of friends
Support during your stay
International driver's permit
Program does not include:
Flight to your host family
Travel & liability insurance ($35/month)
Visa cost ($315)
A solid experience of growth
"I loved how safe I felt knowing that I could always call Rome Abroad if something went south!
My host family was an outstanding host. They always accommodated my celiac disease whether it was going out to a restaurant or going to a friend's BBQ — I always had options! They included me with all of their weekend plans and big trips.
I feel like it was a solid experience of growth and a test of patience, I wouldn’t change anything."
— Kadi, Brisbane
Made living abroad feel easy & safe
"My favorite part was seeing Australia and getting paid for it!
My host family made me feel so much at home; they were so welcoming and kind and included me but also didn’t make me feel bad if I didn’t want to do what they were doing. I loved my host family so so much.
Rome Abroad made living in another country feel easy and safe!"
— Megan, Wooloowin
Another home on this side of the world
"My host family was very sweet and accommodating. I lived in a beautiful area and I had the cutest kids ever.
I would recommend Rome Abroad because it’s a great way to see the world and to have a home away from home with a stable job and home.
My favorite part was getting to see this side of the world and all the friends I’ve made along the way."
— Taylor, Brisbane
Why do 80% of Australians live within 30 miles of the coast?
Because the beach is such a key part their famous laid-back lifestyle! You can enjoy the warm sands of the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and more.
Talk the talk
Don't worry about language barriers here!
You can read all the signs and menus without a problem.
Plus that Aussie accent is nice!
Get paid $180 per week for 30 hours per week of being with the kids.
Quite a few families pay more than this and many also include completion bonuses.
PERFECT FOR YOU IF YOU ARE...
OK to spend a bit more
Although the Australia program requires a bit more cash upfront, you'll soon earn back your investment.
Ready to drive — on the other side!
Helping the kids get from place to place is very important for these host families.
You'll need to be comfortable driving children on the other side of the road. Being able to drive stick is a huge plus.
Available for a longer period
Three month stays are the minimum for Australia. Most families prefer longer stays.
Applicants willing to commit to 6 months will have more host family options.