Being a host family to an international student is an enriching experience and a great way for your family to learn about another culture through sharing our language, food and customs whilst learning the same about another country.

Our international students are aged between 10-13 years and come to New Zealand with a range of goals including experiencing the Kiwi lifestyle, studying within our education system and improving their English.

We welcome applications from anyone in the local area who speaks English in the home, has a clean, tidy home, a spare furnished bedroom and a desire to share their culture with an international student. Host families receive $300 per week to go towards the expenses of having another person in their family.

If you would like an application form or more information about becoming a host family, please contact our International Student Director on