Living with a Host Family

At Mount Maunganui College, we pride ourselves in providing quality host families for our international students.

We want students to be happy and supported while in New Zealand therefore our Homestay Manager, Jen, works hard to ensure that we place students in friendly, welcoming, active, caring homes with people who love the experience of hosting international students.  

You can expect to be included as part of the family while living in one of our homestays.  The special relationships formed often go on to become life long friendships.

All of our host families are located within the Mount Maunganui / Papamoa area and have easy accessibility to school, local amenities, beaches and activities. 

We perform a NZ Police check on all members of the home over the age of 18, along with other safety checks performed by our Homestay Manager.  Regular monitoring is also carried out during your stay.