While studying at Carmel College, our students must be living in approved accommodation.  

Girls may live with either:

  • Their parents
  • Designated caregiver (relative or close family friend)
  • Carmel College homestay

Homestay Application

We are fortunate to have a range of caring and experienced homestay families that enjoy hosting and learning about other cultures.  Many of our host families develop lasting relationships with their student.  Our host families are all police vetted and visited on a regular basis to ensure both student and families are happy.

Should you require homestay accommodation, please fill in and return the

Designated Caregivers

A Designated Caregiver must be a relative or a close friend of the family.   Designated Caregivers will be visited regularly and all occupants in the residence who are over 18 years of age will be Police Vetted.  Please fill out the following forms and return to us:

Becoming A Host Family

Thank you for your interest in hosting a homestay student from Carmel College. Hosting an International Student is a very rewarding experience both for our students  and their homestay families. We find that our host families and students develop very close relationships and maintain this contact when the student returns to their home country.

Please fill in the Homestay Application Form below and return this to  A staff member will then be in contact to arrange a home visit and discuss any questions you may have.

Please note: It is mandatory for Carmel College to sight and hold on record a copy of two forms of ID. One must be a photo ID for example Passport or Driver’s License. Please have these available and ready on day of house visit.

Contact Details For Accommodation

Mrs Trudy Freeman, International Student Director


Phone: (+64 9) 486 1132 ext 709

Post: PO Box 31-142, Milford, Auckland 0620

What Our Students And Families Say

“Our family had the pleasure of hosting an international student. It gave us all the opportunity to reflect on what we loved most about our own culture and excitedly share that with our student. We also got to meet her family when they visited and make connections that will hopefully last a lifetime. Our whole family found hosting an international student to be a wonderful experience.”

– Homestay Family Quote

“My homestay family is kind and nice. They are happy to learn about my culture and also to teach me about Kiwi culture. They support and help me when I have any difficulties. We laugh together and they treat me as part of their family.”

– Student Quote