We have a group of 25 high school students from Japan Women’s University High School arriving in Dunedin on 30 July for a short course. These students need 11 nights of homestay accommodation while they’re here with us.

We urgently need some homestay hosts for these young women – can you help?

Several of our staff have already provided wonderful homestay environments for visiting students and have found it a rich and fulfilling experience.

As a host, you will be paid $693 for the duration of the homestay ($63 per night) and would need to:

  • provide the student with their own room, bed, heating and a quiet place to study
  • provide three balanced meals a day (students will purchase their own snacks)
  • provide transport to and from Otago Polytechnic (students need to be dropped off by 8.55am and picked up at 5.00pm)
  • be prepared to involve your student in family life and conversations.

To become a host, you will need to:

  • Complete an online application (giving two referees) – click here to start application
  • Agree to be police vetted
  • Agree to have an Otago Polytechnic homestay staff member visit your house to check the suitability of the room
  • Make sure a female adult will be in the house.

For more information, check out our Homestay Handbook or email Homestay@op.ac.nz if you have any questions.

Published on 31 May 2023

Orderdate: 31 May 2023
Expiry: 31 May 2025