Homestay Programme and Becoming a Homestay Parent

There are a number of options for living in Wellington which meet the College’s requirements. Enquiries about accommodation may be made through the International Office. Requests for homestay are made on the Application for Admission Form

General Guide

·       All students MUST live in accommodation approved by the College.

·       Approval will NOT be given to sharing a flat with other students.

The College requires that students have a safe place to stay,  with a responsible adult who will provide the necessary care and support to enable the student to settle successfully into a new culture and educational system.

Family: Some International Students studying at Wellington College live with relatives or approved designated caregiver arranged by and known to your family who can accept responsibility for the student’s welfare outside of school. The College must be satisfied that this homestay meets our requirements for good pastoral care. The College will send you the Designated Caregiver documents which must be signed by the parents and returned to the College along with the application.

Homestay: Many students live with a New Zealand family arranged by the College’s Homestay Manager. Even students who have family in Wellington often choose to live in a New Zealand homestay. This can help them improve their English language and to learn about the New Zealand way of life. Homestays are arranged by the College. Homestay costs are $280 per week.

All homestays are checked and approved by the College. The families have all been vetted by the New Zealand Police. The Homestay Manager will support homestay families and the students to promote a happy positive relationship.

Homestay notes for Parents

Homestay notes for students