┬┤Kiwi┬┤ Homestay Experience

Staying in a 'Kiwi' homestay allows international students to live in a New Zealand home as a one of the family. Students that live in homestay find that their English improves dramatically through conversation and daily involvement with their families.

Our host families are carefully selected because of their kind and caring personalities, and for their genuine desire and willingness to open their homes and share their families lives and customs with the student. We visit and interview every homestay family to ensure that students are in a safe, caring and friendly environment during their stay in New Zealand. We also arrange a police check on all homestay families to ensure they are of good character. These families will provide students with a safe, clean and caring atmosphere during their stay.

Your Homestay Includes:

  • A safe, clean and comfortable home
  •  Private bedroom and study area
  •  Three healthy meals a day
  •  Full laundry service
  •  Access to a telephone
  •  A kind and caring family
  •  24 hour emergency support

Homestay Benefits

  •  Homestay gives the opportunity to practice English in real-life situations & helps English development
  •  Homestay is a great way to make friends and to join in a range of social, cultural & sporting activities
  •  Homestay enables students to become familiar with New Zealand people, life-style and culture and contributes to their personal development and understanding

24 Hour Homestay Support

We realize that this may be the first time students are travelling away from their home. It is our commitment and goal to provide them with a safe, secure and caring home away from home. Primary School understands the challenge of communication, and we make sure we are available for 24-hour support at any time that the student, you or the host family needs us.