Staying with a Sheffield host family is the first option that you should consider.
Sheffield homestay is a non-profit program administered by the school. We have a selection of homestay families on our list. By living with a Sheffield host family while studying English, you will have the best opportunity to engage in conversation and improve your English while you experience a new lifestyle and culture. A “host family” may be a family with or without children, an older couple, a single parent. Sheffield homestay families may live in small houses, large houses or apartments.
All families are of excellent character, speak English and have the ability and sincere interest in helping you with your education, introducing you to our customs and culture, and helping you to get to know Sheffield. Our homestay families all live within easy reach of the school, in locations which are conveniently accessible by local public transport.
Homestay rates cover accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily and include lunch at the weekends. A member of the homestay family will escort you to and from Sheffield School on your first day. Homestays can be organised prior to arrival in NZ. Some students like to choose another form of accommodation when they first arrive here, and later decide to move into a homestay. Regardless of your decision on the type of accommodation , two weeks advanced notice on your enrolment form is required for us to arrange a homestay for you. Homestay payments are usually made by Sheffield on behalf of the student. However some students prefer to pay the family directly themselves. Both options are acceptable. When you register for Sheffield courses, you can also ask us to arrange for your airport welcome and accommodation in Sheffield. In order to do this, please fill out an Accommodation Placement Form indicating whether you want homestay placement and airport welcome.
A Visitor’s Visa will allow up to (90) study days in Sheffield at a registered institute. A Student authorization is required if you plan to study beyond that period of time.
You can discussed with Admin staff about it if you wish to study further.
Your First Day
Your first day of school will be active and fun.
9:00 – 12:00 PM
Any necessary forms are explained and filled out
Lifestyle and weather in the Sheffield region are explained
Homestay rules (Homestay Guide explained)
Bus timetable and free gift of International Calling Cards will be given.
English appraisal test to find your suitable course placement level.
Orientation will be given on Friday afternoon. Teachers are available to help anytime.