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Host Families Needed in New Zealand

Host Families Needed in New Zealand

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New Zealand is a magnificent country, why not join the Student Exchange family and expose an exchange student to the wonders of New Zealand. The benefits are amazing.

"Hosting opens your mind to all sorts of thinking and all sorts of possibilities. I cannot recommend it highly enough", mentions NZ host mum Trudie. She continues "if you have the opportunity to host, just do it."

The Cain family from NZ were thrilled to have French student Claire stay with them. As commented by host mum Trudie, "we are so lucky to have Claire come stay with us. She is wonderful. Claire fits in easily with family life and adapted well to preparing her own breakfast and lunch during the week. Her warm and easy going nature made it easy for all the family to get along with her instantly." Trudie continues, "She was very happy to 'hang out' with the family, prepare meals and assist in clearing up after meals."

The Cain family talk about their hosting experience further and discuss the ups and downs of hosting, why they hosted and the benefits of being a volunteer host parent vs the paid programs. Please check out their video here.

We are looking for host families across New Zealand to welcome a group of overseas students into their home for anywhere between 2 and 10 months. It is an experience that is often referred to as a way to ‘reignite your passion for New Zealand’, whilst at the same time creating bonds and sharing lifelong memories.

A hosting experience is an opportunity for both the exchange student and host family to learn firsthand about the world around them. It is a unique experience to discover another culture, share your family values, and make lifelong memories and friendships. Students become another member of the family, attend a local school, and are supported by local co-ordinators. They all have basic levels of English.

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation registered with the NZ Ministry of Education. For further information please visit our website www.studentexchange.org.nz/host-a-student or call our New Zealand office on 0800 440 079 to speak with one of our Area Representatives in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson, Christchurch and Wellington.

Our Hosting Co-ordinator, Maureen Jopson is also available for interview on 0800 440 079.

For interviews and photographs opportunities with local families who have experienced hosting an exchange student, please call Justine Perry on 0800 440 079.

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