ETC has a comprehensive homestay service run by staff dedicated to making sure you are part of a great New Zealand family. We match students and families and provide ongoing support and communication between you, the family and ETC. There are a variety of families available; with young children, teenagers, older couples with grandchildren who visit, some have pets and some don’t. All our families have been selected because they want to welcome you into their home and family and make your stay in New Zealand wonderful.
Our families are Police checked for your security and ETC Homestay Coordinators contact you regularly to ensure you are happy. New Zealand homes are usually stand-alone homes surrounded by lawns and gardens. You will have your own room with a warm comfortable bed and study space. The living areas and kitchen are where New Zealand families socialise together.
Three meals a day are provided and we encourage you to talk to your homestay hosts about your food preferences as they are happy to make sure you get the food you like. Washing is done in the home and most homestay families are happy for you to either have your clothes washed with the families or, if you prefer you can wash your own separately.