Hosting students

Homestays
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With the ELA welcoming students from around the world year-round, we are always looking for new host families to give students a genuine Kiwi home experience.

Depending on the courses, students can be with the ELA for a week or two, while others study with us for as long as a year, so there are both short-term and long-term opportunities.

Criteria

  • Have a clean and tidy home with a spare furnished bedroom
  • Live within 2 zones and maximum of an hour travel time to ELA. 
  • Be willing to integrate the student into the New Zealand lifestyle
  • Able to spend time with your student speaking fluent English

If you are interested in hosting an ELA student and fit the criteria above, then please fill the Homestay Registration Form below.

Our students choose homestay to get a taste of Kiwi life and to practise their English in an informal situation. While you will receive a weekly payments to help with the financial expenses of hosting a student in your home, it is important that you have a genuine interest in enriching the life of the student and your family.

Hosting an international student is a very rewarding experience and creates shared memories for both the family and the student.