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Homestay is a great way to eliminate stress for young students and their parents

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The homestay office staff have years of experience in matching students, both international and domestic with suitable host families.

Getting the right match is vitally important to the happiness of both the host and student.

Luckily we have an amazing group of host families who are willing to open their homes and share their lives with students who are trying to find their feet in a new country or moving from another city to Dunedin.

All our host families are thoroughly screened and their homes checked for suitability, so we can promise the utmost has been done to provide a safe and caring environment for all residents.

Living with a host family is the perfect choice for all students who wish to experience “living with a local Dunedin family” while enjoying the lifestyle and comforts of home. Homestay offers 3 meals each day and includes internet and power.

How to apply

Details of how to apply for homestay accommodation

Student homestay handbook

The student homestay handbook contains rules and guidelines for living in a University of Otago homestay.

View the student homestay handbook (PDF)

Homestay fees

Details of homestay fees

Contact us

Tel +64 3 4798484 or +64 3 5565864

Homestay at Otago

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