An important facet 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. The staff in the International Student Department at Glenfield College take great care to place students appropriately.
Glenfield College homestay families are experienced at hosting students. They know how to deal with students new to New Zealand and understand the problems they must overcome, such as homesickness, language difficulties and learning to live in a different culture.
All the homestay families are thoroughly assessed before a student is placed with them, and parents can feel confident that their children will be safe and well looked after during their stay in New Zealand. If a student does not feel comfortable with their homestay then they will be moved to a different home.
The International Student Department has the welfare and progress of each international student as its primary goals. It maintains the communication flow with both the student’s parents and their homestay parents.
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. Students are fully supported throughout their stay in New Zealand by the International Student team, their classroom teachers, deans and counsellors.