Most students choose Homestay family accommodation because it allows them to get to know a new culture and provides the best opportunity to practise the English language. NZEA aims to provide a homely atmosphere in a safe and secure environment for our international students. Homestays are valuable in providing students with insights into the Kiwi way of life and frequent practice in conversational English.
Homestay Placement Fee: NZD 350.00
Homestay Fee (estimation only, refund will be made if overcharged): NZD 350.00 per week
A 24- hour airport pick-up service is available to all new international students. If a student is arriving in New Zealand for the first time, NZEA understands that arriving in a new country can be both exciting and a bit scary! That is why we offer an airport pick-up service for new visiting students. To request airport pick up please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include your
- Full name and contact information
- Flight number and airline
- Arrival time and date
You’ll be sent a confirmation email and payment details. A friendly NZEA representative will be in the arrivals area to meet you on your arrival date. You won’t miss them!
Airport Pickup Fee: NZD 100.00
International Student Insurance
In New Zealand, most international students are ineligible for public funded health and disability services. However, everyone in New Zealand is covered by Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), which will pay for physical and mental injuries caused by accidents, conditions related to work, medical treatment and sexual assault or abuse.
The Code for the Pastoral Care of International Students stipulates that “when enrolling international students, signatories must ensure that international students have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance for the duration of their planned period of study”. It requires international students to hold acceptable insurance from the time of their enrolment until their visa expiry (or departure from New Zealand). Immigration New Zealand has defined “acceptable insurance” as insurance that is compliant with the Code and acceptable to the student’s education provider.