We’re looking for host families for 2023!
With the Government’s plan to open up the borders, we are preparing to host AFSers again and we need you to help! Read on for more info or express your interest now!
AFS doesn’t pay host families. Instead our host families are volunteers, (AFS is a charity), inviting a student into their home, and making them part of the the family. Students are expected to do dishes, make their beds, everything a member of the household is expected to do! Additionally, AFS students are not international students, once in New Zealand they are domestic students.
All types of families are encouraged to apply; there is no “typical” AFS host family. Some AFS families have children at home. Some are same sex couples. Others are empty nesters with adult children or are couples with no children at all. Single adults and single parents are also welcome. Even busy families find time to enjoy hosting AFS students!
If you have more questions call the Programme Team on 0800 600 300 or email [email protected]