At NZIoS, we can arrange different types of approved accommodation through authorised agents. In most cases, you share some part of your living area with strangers, so you have to be aware of other people’s habits and respect them, as they should respect yours. If you are not sure of anything, you should ask your teacher or student advisor at school and then they can explain and assist.
For students who would like to experience living with a local family, this is great option – Homestay. Homestay is very popular for international students because this environment gives them the opportunity to practice English and learn about New Zealand culture in a safe and supportive environment.
Your homestay will provide your room complete with a bed, cupboard, and study desk with lamp and bathroom facilities. Your homestay should provide you with breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. You generally use public transport to get to and from school. You do not have to pay for separate use of water or electricity but your homestay may ask you to limit your use of both as these commodities are expensive in New Zealand. You will be asked to pay for your own cell phone or overseas calls and if you have a computer or want to use the homestay computer, you may be told to share the internet fee (usually $10/week). You may not get the food you are used to, and every homestay has its own sets of the rules. A homestay can be a very rewarding experience. All the Homestay families have been checked by NZIoS through approved qualified Homestay cooperation partners.
Weekly homestay board payable:
*If the student requests NZIOS to rearrange the homestay family without reasonable reasons, $120 replacement fee is compulsory.
Interested in homestay? Apply now:
1.Fill out homestay application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can download the form here.
Please submit application by giving minimum 72 hrs noticing time. If a student arrives in New Zealand without giving the appropriate notice (3 working days). NZIoS is not obligated to arrange homestay or airport pick-up. NZIoS will undertake to provide emergency accommodation. However, any extra cost of associated with this emergency accommodation will be at the student’s expense.
2. Confirmation your homestay arrangement
Our homestay coordinator will collaborate with registered homestay agent to find the perfect accommodation which meets all your requirements. We will send homestay family pictures before you make final choice. You will get familiar your living environment even you are in your home country.
3. After arrival.
Student will have an information card when students arrive. The information card include student guideline and host family member contact numbers, address, WI-FI password, train/bus station information. To ensure our service quality, we will conduct monthly survey for student and host family.
We are looking forward to provide perfect accommodation for you!