Apply to become a Homestay Host for Demi Pair Programme

Join our Demi-Pair Programme and enrich your family’s life with cultural exchange:
  • Open your home to an international student and provide a nurturing space for language and cultural exchange.
  • Receive help with childcare for 15 hours a week in exchange for providing room and full board to a student eager to learn and assist
  • Immerse in new cultural experiences and foster global connections right in your own home.
  • Benefit from the joy of intercultural learning and the help of a student with childcare experience.

As part of our community, you will:

  • Offering a supportive and inclusive environment as part of our cultural exchange.
  • Participating in our thorough matching process to ensure a good fit for your family dynamics.
  • Engaging with ongoing support from Host Families NZ, with a coordinator to help your placement run smoothly.

This program is ideal for after-school care and evening/weekends babysitting because the Demi Pair must attend the English School from 9am to 2pm, Mon-Fri. Generally, students are European, from Germany or Switzerland, females aged 18 – 30. Some students will have a driver’s license for a private car. Host families may allow the student to use their family car but must have car insurance to cover students, in case of an accident. Some students have special interests, like horse riding, football, tramping, or music. We will endeavor to arrange a suitable match between student and family.

Please fill out the application form below if you are interested. Our dedicated team will get in touch with you shortly.