Hosting students

Homestays

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 3 bus stages of Auckland CBD
  • 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 contact accommodation@ela.auckland.ac.nz with full details on the following:

  • Your name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Address

  • Occupation

  • Family members

  • Description of the house

  • How did you hear about us?

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.