Kia ora. Being a host to an international student, is a vital role that one can have, during a student's life away from their home country. There are many changes and cultural differences that a student will encounter while here in New Zealand, and as a host family, you have the ability to help these students settle and navigate their way through these new experiences. While students may come here for a variety of reasons, the main reason is to improve their English and complete their education. Being placed in a 'kiwi' homestay will assist them with this.
To become registered as a Homestay Provider for international students at Bethlehem College, you will be required to:
* complete a questionnaire (to assist us in finding a home and student who "match")
* undergo a police check (for all those 18 years and over)
* house visit and family interview
Should you meet all the requirements, we will then be happy to include your family on our database. Should a suitable student then require accommodation, we will contact you. Please note; being registered as a homestay with our school, does not guarantee a student placement.
If you are interested in becoming a host family, please send me an email via the link with; your name, address and telephone numbers. I will then send you the relevant documentation.