Homestay provides international students with an opportunity to participate fully in New Zealand family life and learn to speak conversational English.
Many international students report their homestay experience has helped them become independent, self-sufficient and more confident socially.
We take great care in selecting homestay families and in matching each student with a suitable family. The school Homestay Coordinator inspects prospective accommodation and interviews hosts, while all successful candidates are vetted by the NZ Police.
Each student is provided with their own room with a bed, a desk, clothes storage and heating. The family provides three meals a day including a lunch to take to school. School representatives schedule regular visits and engage in ongoing communication with homestay parents to ensure that any support required is always readily available.
A member of our International Department will meet students on arrival at the airport and introduce them to their home-stay families. You can read the more about our homestay terms and conditions here.
Mats, from Germany, "they're supportive, lovely and caring and I just enjoy feeling like part of the family"
Maria, from Argentina - enjoying life with her homestay brothers, "before coming I was scared... but they have included me since the beginning and made me feel at home"