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.
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.