​WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A HOST FAMILY?

Our host families are all different in size and make up, including single parents, families, couples and retirees. We welcome applications from anyone in the local area who speaks English, has a clean, tidy home and a spare furnished bedroom.

Students come from many different countries, including Japan, Taiwan, Germany, China and Mauritius. They usually come and study with us for 4 terms, but some come for a short term stay, from anywhere in between 2 weeks to 3 terms. We pay $250 per student per week to cover the costs associated with hosting student, such as: wifi, heating, meals, etc.
Before accepting a host family we are required to police vet anyone 18 or over in the house and visit the house to do an inspection. We must also visit the house during the year to ensure that it is still a suitable place for a student.
We also need help from families keen to host temporary stays, where students can stay for a day or two, to help support our long stay host families.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A HOST FAMILY

Contact Jenny Fugle: international@hastingsgirls.com, 06 873 1133