James Hargest College ensures that our international students have a caring and homely environment in which to live.

Living with a New Zealand family is the best way to:

  • really experience the ‘kiwi’ way of life
  • make friends and settle in quickly
  • improve your English skills

Homestay families:

  • are carefully selected by us
  • are subject to all the requirements of New Zealand law,
    including police checks
  • provide a caring home environment
  • are interested in your welfare
  • will be involved in your academic progress
  • will keep in regular contact with staff at school
  • will include you as one of their family
  • provide you with your own room and study area

The Home Stay Co-ordinator of International Students, takes a personal interest in the placement of every student and ensures that they are placed as closely as possible with the type of homestay family they prefer.