About Host Families NZ

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Meet our team


Giovana started Host Families NZ Limited in 2010. After learning more about her market, she created a strategy to improve and grow the market of homestay families in New Zealand. Giovana personally does the homestay inspection, meets with schools and agents, and takes pride in overseeing the whole operation.

A Brazilian native, Giovana now lives in rural Auckland with her family. Giovana’s goal is to offer the memorable and rewarding experience of hosting an international student to all types of families in New Zealand.


Hui is passionate about education and diverse culture. With almost 10 years of experience working in the international education sector, she understands the importance of studying abroad but also aware of the challenges students might experience.

Hui joined Host Families NZ in late 2018 and she felt privileged to have the opportunities to support students, interns, and visitors whenever they need a place to call home. Hui currently oversees the business operation as well as focuses on the growth strategies. She is extremely proud of our homestay families and she can not wait to introduce them to every applicant.

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