Host families are expected to include their international student as an extended member of their family (not just a boarder) and offer them a true 'Kiwi experience'. In return, they are offered the opportunity to learn about other cultures and form lifelong friendships that reach across the globe.

A weekly remuneration is paid to host families by the school. As a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, Awatapu College complies with all government requirements.

For more information about becoming a host family please contact the International Department or complete the form below and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to commence your application process. We will make contact to arrange a visit at a time that suits you.

FORM: Homestay Family Information