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Live in a home environment with a Kiwi family.

Live in a home environment with a Kiwi family.


Homestay living offers an excellent opportunity for you to improve your English and immerse yourself in New Zealand culture.

With all your basic needs taken care of, it will give you the time to adjust to a new way of life and settle into your Lincoln University study programme.

New Zealand families are diverse. Some households have two parents, while others might be single-parent families. Many retired couples, whose children have left home, will choose to host homestay students as well.

Pets are a major part of New Zealand life, with many families having dogs, cats or other domesticated animals living in their homes.

Many New Zealanders enjoy outdoor activities, such as cycling, walking and playing sports such as rugby and netball, so you may have the opportunity to take part in these sorts of pastimes with your host family.


Homestay information

Your host family will provide you with:

  • Your own room with study facilities, a desk lamp and a chair
  • Storage and wardrobe space
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, a packed lunch and a hot meal at night)
  • Internet access.

Your laundry will also be done for you, or if you prefer, you can do it yourself.