There are a number of options for living in Wellington. Enquiries about accommodation may be made through the International Office. Requests for homestay are made on the Application for Admission Form.
Living with a family member:
Some International Students studying at Wellington College live with a relative or a designated caregiver. A designated caregiver is someone who is known to your family who can accept responsibility for the student’s welfare outside of school. The Designated Caregiver Agreement is an option on the online enrolment (step 11) which is sent to the College when the application is submitted.
Many students live with a New Zealand family arranged by the College’s Homestay Manager, Sibylle Beresford. A homestay family is a great way to to get support and care while improving your English Language. You also benefit and learn about the New Zealand way of life. Homestay fees are $350 per week and include your own room and three meals per day.
All homestay families have been vetted by the New Zealand Police. The Homestay Manager and the international staff support homestay families to promote a happy positive relationship.