Reconnect with the World, Become a Host Family

08 Nov Reconnect with the World, Become a Host Family

Hosting an international student is a great way to bring the world to your home, create lifelong relationships with people around the world, earn an extra income ($320 per week), and perhaps start a worldwide network for your children’s future OE!

Being a homestay family can be a very rewarding experience and our homestay coordinators work hard to carefully match students and families for a great fit. They are also on call 24/7 to provide support and answer your questions.

To host international students, homestay families need to offer students:

  • Their own bedroom with a bed and desk for study
  • Fibre internet
  • Three meals a day and snacks
  • A home within range of Pakuranga College

English should be spoken as the primary language in the home. You will also need to undergo a police vet and provide a character reference.

If you are interested in providing a home away from home for international students in Auckland, we’d love to hear from you! We understand that becoming a host family can be a big decision therefore our team is on hand to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact one of homestay coordinators for more information:

Tricia Crowe
027 369 5555

Kelly An (Chinese speaking)
027 886 3788

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