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 students wanting homestay from four weeks to a full year.

Homestay student working on a laptop at home

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

For domestic students a supportive homestay can help make the many changes that come from moving to university feel less daunting, and for international students it provides a total immersion experience that is 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 by our expert homestay team who will work to find the best fit for you and the family you will live with.

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

Wellington Homestay Office