International students who attend Long Bay College can live in one of three types of accommodation:

  1. With a Parent who lives in Auckland, New Zealand, or
  2. With a Designated Caregiver appointed by the student's parents and approved by Long Bay College or
  3. With a Long Bay College approved homestay family.

Long Bay College has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Copies of the Code are available on the New Zealand Ministry of Education website. For more information about becoming a homestay family with Long Bay College please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Homestay Co-ordinator.

What is a Designated Caregiver?

A Designated Caregiver is a person who is appointed by the parents to provide accommodation to the student, and needs to be a relative or close friend of the parent. Long Bay College will visit the Designated Caregiver and approve the accommodation arrangement, normally before the student arrives in New Zealand.

What is Homestay Accommodation? 

Homestay is an arrangement where accommodation is provided to an international student by a family living in New Zealand in return for a fee.  Such families are not normally relatives or close friends of the student's parents.  Homestays can be arranged by the College or by the student's parents. In both cases, Long Bay College will visit and approve all homestay accommodation arrangements. Where the College arranges homestays, fees (at rates approved by the Board) will be collected by the College in advance from parents, and paid fortnightly to the homestay families. 

Living away from home in another country can be a challenging experience for an international student. A pleasant and comfortable accommodation arrangement will go a long way to help students adjust to studying in New Zealand. Long Bay College carefully selects all its Homestay Families and is confident that they will do their best to make our international students feel at home. 

If you require the College to find a suitable family please fill in the online form and let us know at the time you apply for a place at the College. 


Accommodation Policy

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