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Welcoming an overseas exchange student into your home is a very rewarding experience. Host families help provide students with the chance to experience life in New Zealand.  It’s a great way to practice your language skills, share your stories and establish a lifelong link to a family in another country.

Student Exchange Australia New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation that is registered with the Ministry of Education in NZ and all state and territory Departments of Education around Australia.  We were the first secondary exchange organisation in the world to be certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and we ensure the highest standards of care and support to our participants. You can find out more about our organisation by visiting

The students arriving in July are a great bunch of kids and we are currently working round the clock to finalise their placements. If you can help by hosting one of these students or if you know someone who may be suitable, please contact me as soon as possible.

If your students, families or language teachers have any questions about hosting an exchange student, they can respond to this email or call me directly on 0800 440 079. I will be happy to discuss which student might be best suited to their family. No obligation.

Sandra Harders – Host Family Placement Manager

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