Homestay accommodation Ngā nōhanga kāinga

We offer homestay accommodation in Auckland or Palmerston North (for the Manawatū campus) for international and New Zealand students. Homestays are suitable for a few weeks to a full qualification year.

Living with local hosts or designated caregivers in their house or apartment is a great way to familarise yourself with your new country or city and adjust to university life in a supportive, safe environment, making it a home away from home.

Living in a homestay provides a total immersion experience that provides you with a unique introduction to New Zealand life, culture and the English language. You can listen and speak English in a safe and trusted environment that will help you to develop your English language skills.

As a homestay student at Massey you will be matched and placed with a homestay family, or you can choose to live with a designated caregiver – a family member or close family friend.

Find out about staying in homestay accommodation

Becoming a homestay host

Many New Zealand homes are host to homestay students, providing a safe and welcoming environment for students at Massey University's campuses.

Find out about becoming a homestay host in Auckland or Palmerston North

Contact a homestay office

Auckland Homestay Office

Palmerston North Homestay Office