Homestay placement with Kiwi families for students and visitors to New Zealand

Host Families New Zealand (HFNZ) welcomes young and mature students or visitors from around the world to New Zealand.

Our students can experience life being part of a Kiwi family, learn English in a caring environment, and have a home away from home while in New Zealand. Our hosts look forward to welcoming someone new into their family. We aim towards a suitable match between  hosts and their guests and promote the idea of cultural exchange through the homestay experience.





About Host Families NZ

Established in 2010 by the current Director, Giovana Reay, HFNZ is a New Zealand based agency that provides homestay placement services for students, interns and visitors seeking short-term or long-term stays in our country.

View our Host Family locations around New Zealand.

We offer affordable professional homestay programmes for students and extended stay guests throughout the country. Our homestay programme meets strict HFNZ standards and guidelines, helping facilitate a courteous, caring and rewarding cultural experience for our guests. HFNZ adheres to the NZ Ministry of Education's Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (2016).

Our Agency Benefits

  • Free after-hours emergency service
  • Well-referenced families with police clearances
  • Regularly assessed families
  • Shared accommodation
  • Photos available upon a request

Please contact us for any further information regarding our services.

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