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Host Families Wanted for 2023

Irja Haefliger —

With the borders opening again for international visitors, we are looking for families to host international students in 2023.

Hosting an international student can provide everybody in the household with a taste of a new culture and can be a fun and rewarding experience. Homestay families are valuable in providing a genuine New Zealand experience for their guest student, conversational English practice, as well as caring support.   

In return for your hospitality, you will receive a financial contribution ($310 per week) towards the food, laundry, internet and heating costs, etc. involved in adding an extra person to your family. 

If you are interested in registering to become a homestay family, would like to receive more information, or know someone who is interested in hosting, please contact the International Student Co-ordinator, Irja Haefliger (international@raphaelhouse.school.nz).