International Homestay
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Enjoy the best of Kiwi hospitality!

Any student not living with a parent or designated caregiver will be placed with a local family - giving them a genuine New Zealand experience, and a warm Kiwi welcome.

The safety and wellbeing of your child is our number one priority. That’s why each host family is carefully chosen, interviewed, vetted by the New Zealand Police, and then monitored by our International team.

We have a wide range of households, including semi-rural properties, homes close to school or close to the beach, as well as families with children and empty-nesters.  We have something for everyone and look to make the best match possible between a student and host family.

Interested in becoming a host family?

We’re always looking for friendly families to give our International Students a place to call home. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our International team, to find out more and start the process of becoming a Bethlehem College homestay family.

'We’ve enjoyed being part of the hosting experience offered by Bethlehem College. It’s been great getting a chance to learn about another culture and having the opportunity to introduce someone to our Kiwi way of life. We’ve felt well supported by Bethlehem College and would recommend it to anyone interested in being a host. It’s a lot of fun and very rewarding'. ~The Mores

'We feel really supported in our role as host parents by the committed staff at BC International and are amazed by the level of care and opportunities given to the students. We realise that regardless of what country the students have come from they are looking for the same things as our teenagers - love, acceptance, belonging, and to make sense of this world'. ~ The Greenways

'Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality 

to angels without ever knowing it' (Hebrews 13:2)