The reasons why you should choose homestay are varied. Including:
you can save money : because studying in Australia is very expensive and the homestay prices are absolutely competitive and lower than other accommodation solutions, such as double / single room rental, university accommodation. Additionally, you may want to consider studying and working in Australia for financial help to deal with your housing costs;
flexibility in the length of your stay , as you are not entering into any contract;
you will be able to improve your English , because, living with an Australian family, you will be able to practice it constantly;
learn about the local culture and traditions. In reality it is a mutual exchange of knowledge: not only will you be able to get to know the culture of the Aussies in depth , but also your host family will have the opportunity to get to know yours. For example, from time to time you could prepare a typical Italian dish for them, thus strengthening the bond between you and the family;
you can always count on a support , very useful especially at the beginning of your stay, in which, you may feel lost. Your host family will be able to help you and give you useful advice on how to move around the city, for example;
by choosing the homestay you will never feel alone ! We know that probably, at least initially when no one is known yet, feeling alone and lost in a new country is very common. But choosing this solution you will feel to all intents and purposes a member of the family and you will feel a little less homesick. In addition, it often happens that truly deep ties are consolidated with the family that hosted you during your stay and many young people, who have lived this experience, have maintained contact with their host family for a long time;
For example, when you return home you can enjoy the convenience of finding a nice hot and ready meal , without having to bother to cook your dinner alone and having to spend on food out!