Homestay accommodation

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The Centre for Professional and Continuing Education organises homestay accommodation for students and short course participants studying at Massey University.

Homestay accommodation involves living with a local family in the family’s home. It's a good option for students who would benefit from living in a family environment. 

International students

Homestay living is very popular for international students because this environment gives them the opportunity to practise English and learn about New Zealand culture in a safe and supportive environment. 

Note that all international students under the age of 18 must live in Massey-approved homestay, designated caregiver accommodation, or with their parents.

The homestay experience

Massey University feels strongly about providing its students with quality accommodation options. We visit each prospective homestay host and carry out a police check on them before they can become approved hosts.

All Massey University approved homestay accommodation is compliant with the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016.

Each Massey University homestay student must be provided with 24-hour access to his or her own clean, tidy and warm room which has:

  • a bed and linen (laundered weekly)
  • a heater
  • desk, chair and reading lamp
  • pillows, blankets and towels
  • at least one set of drawers and a wardrobe
  • power points
  • a working smoke detector

Each homestay student must also have access to a kitchen, a telephone, bathroom, toilet, laundry facilities, living and dining rooms.

At all campuses, students are provided with morning, lunch and evening meals by their homestay hosts.

Auckland homestays

Costs for 2017:

• $241 homestay administration fee (non-refundable)
• $580 homestay board advancement fee (non-refundable)
• $206 under 18 homestay administration fee (non-refundable)
• $241 designated caregiver administration fee (non-refundable)

Weekly homestay board payable direct to host:

  • $290 per week (3 meals per day, 7 days per week) and unlimited internet

Homestay
You must apply for homestay accommodation. When you submit your application you will need to pay a $241 homestay administration fee (non-refundable) which covers the initial homestay placement and $580 homestay board advancement fee (non-refundable) which will be paid to your homestay host for your first two weeks board upon arrival in the homestay.  Both these fees must be paid before any homestay arrangements are made.  Under 18 year old international students must pay a $206 under 18 homestay administration fee which is non-refundable.

Designated Caregiver Accommodation
Under 18 year old international students requesting designated caregiver accommodation must pay a non-refundable $241 designated caregiver administration fee and the $206 under 18 homestay administration fee which is non-refundable.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the homestay costs per week apply to individual students and not students participating in international study tours or group courses.

Massey University is committed to providing a safe and happy homestay environment for students. Homestay accommodation advisers are always available to help and give advice to students and their families.

Contact

For further information please contact the homestay advisors in Auckland:

Deniz Alakavuklar
Telephone: +64 9 414 0800 extension 43488

Susanna Mitton
Telephone: +64 9 414 0800 extension 43487

Prue Innes
Telephone: +64 9 414 0800 extension 43487

Email: homestayakld@massey.ac.nz



Palmerston North homestays

Costs for 2017:

•$241 homestay administration fee (non-refundable)
•$490 homestay board advancement fee (non-refundable)
•$206 under 18 homestay administration fee (non-refundable)
•$241 designated caregiver administration fee (non-refundable)

Weekly homestay board payable direct to host:

  • $245 per week (3 meals per day, 7 days per week) and unlimited internet

Homestay
You must apply for homestay accommodation. When you submit your application you will need to pay a $241 homestay administration fee (non-refundable) which covers the initial homestay placement and $490 homestay board advancement fee (non-refundable) which will be paid to your homestay host for your first two weeks board upon arrival in the homestay.  Both these fees must be paid before any homestay arrangements are made.  Under 18 year old international students must pay a $206 under 18 homestay administration fee which is non-refundable.

Designated Caregiver Accommodation
Under 18 year old international students requesting designated caregiver accommodation must pay a non-refundable $241 designated caregiver administration fee and the $206 under 18 homestay administration fee which is non-refundable.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the homestay costs per week apply to individual students and not students participating in international study tours or group courses.

Massey University is committed to providing a safe and happy homestay environment for students. Homestay accommodation advisers are always available to help and give advice to students and their families.

Contact

For further information please contact the Homestay advisors in Palmerston North:

Nicki Carpenter
Telephone: +64 6 356 9099 extension 84077

Maria Roddick
Telephone: +64 6 356 9099 extension 84078

Email: homestaypn@massey.ac.nz

Wellington homestays

Costs for 2017:

•$241 homestay administration fee (non-refundable)
•$540 homestay board advancement fee (non-refundable)
•$206 under 18 homestay administration fee (non-refundable)
•$241 designated caregiver administration fee (non-refundable)

Weekly homestay board payable direct to host:

  • $270 per week (3 meals per day, 7 days per week) and unlimited internet

Homestay
You must apply for homestay accommodation. When you submit your application you will need to pay a $241 homestay administration fee (non-refundable) which covers the initial placement and $540 homestay board advancement fee (non-refundable) which will be paid to your homestay host for your first two weeks board upon arrival in the homestay.  Both these fees must be paid before any homestay arrangements are made.  Under 18 year old international students must pay a $206 under 18 homestay administration fee which is non-refundable.

Designated Caregiver Accommodation
Under 18 year old international students requesting designated caregiver accommodation must pay a non-refundable $241 designated caregiver administration fee and the $206 under 18 homestay administration fee which is non-refundable.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that the homestay costs per week apply to individual students and not students participating in international study tours or group courses.

Massey University is committed to providing a safe and happy homestay environment for students. Homestay accommodation advisers are always available to help and give advice to students and their families.

Contact

For further information please contact the homestay advisor in Wellington:

Joanna Logan
Telephone: +64 4 - 801 5799 extension 63187
Mobile: +64 27 289 7355
Email: homestaywgtn@massey.ac.nz

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