Interested in Becoming a Host Family?

Hosting an international student is a fantastic opportunity to bring genuine culture and diversity into your own home. It enables your family to meet and connect with a family from another country, and is an opportunity for your son or daughter to have an international brother or sister from abroad.

Become a part of our Waimea College Host Family Community and enjoy:

  • Welcoming a young person from another country into your family home for 3, 6 or 12 months
  • Host Parent Workshops each term to support you in developing your skills as a host parent
  • Social days or evenings twice yearly where you can meet other host families and international students
  • Purposeful matching of your family with an appropriate international student
  • Ongoing support from our Waimea College Homestay Co-ordinator and international department

Waimea College Criteria for becoming a Homestay Family:

  • You love the idea of welcoming an international student into your family home;
  • Your home is in the Richmond area;
  • You are able to provide the student with their own room, as well as a desk and chair for studying at;
  • All members of your household over 18 must have a clean police record.

Please contact Megan Wright for further information on 544 6099 (ext 868) or