What is Hosting?

Hosting a YFU New Zealand exchange student gives your family the opportunity to rediscover your community with the company of a student from one of over 50 partner countries worldwide.

You can host a student for either 2, 3, 5 or 10 months and discover the Kiwi culture and its traditions, practices and national past times. Our host families come in many shapes and sizes, are located all over New Zealand, but most importantly are people who are open-minded, tolerant and keen to experience another culture and different ways of thinking.

Being a host family means opening your home and hearts and minds to a young person who is keen to learn about New Zealand, the people, customs and of course enhance their language skills.