Important Information for Applicants
Kauri Academy does not arrange accommodation for students. If you need help finding a place to live, we will provide advice and support to ensure that you have suitable accommodation while studying at Kauri Academy.
Kauri Academy does not arrange accommodation for students and has not assessed the suitability of any accommodation for students. However, you may contact Emmie Aban at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require information or help finding accommodation in New Zealand or if you have any concerns regarding your accommodations. There is no shortage of accommodation types and prices in Auckland at the present time.
Homestay (NZ$200-250 per week)
Kauri Academy does not independently employ the services of home stay for its students, but directs students to http://www.aucklandhomestay.org, a website providing homestay information in the Auckland region.
For students who would like to experience living with a local family, this is great option. Your homestay will provide your room complete with a bed, cupboard, and study desk with lamp. You would possibly have to eat and spend time with your homestay family. Your homestay should provide you with breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday.
You generally use public transport to get to and from the academy. You do not have to pay for separate use of water or electricity but your homestay may ask you to limit your use, as these commodities are expensive in New Zealand. You will be asked to pay for your own cell phone or overseas calls and if you have a computer or want to use the homestay computer, you may be told to limit your use as you are charged for use of the line. You may not get the food you are used to, and every homestay has its own sets of the rules about how to fit into their home, but a homestay can be very rewarding experience.
When requested by students to arrange homestay accommodation Kauri Academy directs students to the services of Hippo Homestay (www.hippohomestay.com), a homestay agent.
Homestay (NZ$200-250 per week)
For students 18 years or over that who want more independence than a homestay, but not willing to take on the responsibility of a flat, a hostel is a good option. You may rent a room or share a room and the money you pay will usually cover access to cooking, cleaning and bathing facilities.
In most hostels you can come and go as you please. You would have to do your own cooking or go out to eat. You may meet students or tourists from lots of different countries while living in a hostel. You do not have to pay for separate use of water or electricity but probably have a pay-system for a phone.
Apartment/Flat (NZ$100-300 per week)
Students over 18 years of age who are staying here for a long time may prefer to look for an apartment or flat. An apartment is usually located in Auckland city. Students rent it from an agent or owner and may choose to split the cost of the whole apartment by dividing the rent by the number of people who live in it. In addition you may have to buy and cook your own food. Most rental agreements cover the cost of water but you must arrange your own electricity or phone connection.