Feel At Home, one of the pioneers in providing cost-effective and secure accommodation for international students which launched its service in Ireland in 2017 and later started operations in the UK and Canada, has now launched its service in the cities of Australia as well. Speaking on the launch, Mr. Mohammed Rafique, Founder and CEO, Feel At Home, said it was the overwhelming demand the company’s services received prompted it to expand at a fast pace. “Nowadays, an increasing number of youngsters are opting to study abroad. For them, finding convenient and comfortable accommodation was one of the major worries where Feel At Home came in,” he said.
Feel At Home, a young start-up launched in Dublin, Ireland in 2017, now offers its services in cities including London in the UK, Canadian cities of Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Kitchener, Peterborough, Northbay and Sarnia and now, in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in Australia. “Soon, we would also be launching in New Zealand, Germany and France,” he said. For servicing students and parents, the company has sales offices in Dubai, Cochin and Colombo and is planning to expand to various major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Ludhiana.
With facilities spread across four countries and over 500 properties exclusively for students, Feel At Home ensures that students find suitable accommodation in their desired country even before they travel. This approach allows students to focus on the admission process without the added stress of finding a place to stay. The company prides itself on its transparency and strives to provide a seamless transition process for students.
In India, finding accommodation for students is relatively less hectic due to the availability of hundreds of hostels and PG (Paying Guest) facilities around colleges and universities. Unfortunately, in countries such as Ireland, the UK, or Canada, the situation is quite different. The concept of hostels is not prevalent, and the ones that do exist tend to be extremely expensive. Every time a student goes to study in one of these countries, they often struggle to find affordable and decent accommodation. Feel At Home bridges this gap by ensuring that students who approach them can stay in clean, safe, and convenient accommodations that are also budget friendly.
The demand for ready-to-move-in, tailor-made accommodations has surged alongside the increasing number of students flying abroad for studies. With Feel At Home’s established presence in various countries, all students need to do is provide their requirements, and the company will find the perfect place for them to stay.
Upon signing up with Feel At Home, students are provided with local support. This ranges from airport pickups to university and campus tours, ensuring that students do not feel like strangers in a new country. To date, the company has served over 10,000 students across regions, and the demand continues to grow. The enrollment process with Feel At Home is hassle-free and can be completed from the comfort of one’s home.
Each property under Feel At Home is well-maintained, prioritising cleanliness and safety. True to its name, the company ensures that every student feels at home. From shared rooms to single occupancy options, Feel At Home offers various facilities to suit different budgets. The company is launching an app in a few days to facilitate the students to book the property online. One thing Feel At Home is certain about is that no student will feel alienated in a foreign country as long as they are enrolled with them.