We place international students with a host family, which allows them to fully experience our Kiwi lifestyle within a caring and supportive environment. An essential part of an International Student’s stay in New Zealand is their homestay experience. Glenfield College will ensure a student’s stay is comfortable, happy and positive. Our Homestay Liaison takes excellent care in selecting an appropriate New Zealand family and visits regularly to ensure they continue to meet the high standards required.
Glenfield College homestay families know how to deal with students new to New Zealand and understand the problems they might need help overcoming, such as homesickness, language difficulties and learning to live in a different culture. We thoroughly assess all homestay families before placing a student with them, and parents can feel confident that their children will be safe and well looked after during their stay in New Zealand.
Students can be met at the airport and transported to their homestay. There is an orientation programme in their first days at Glenfield College, which includes information about New Zealand culture and the school’s systems. Throughout their stay in New Zealand, students are fully supported by the International Student Team, their classroom teachers, Deans and Counsellor.
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