IT’S A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Aquinas College is situated in Tauranga, New Zealand’s fastest growing city in the sunny Bay of Plenty region. Tauranga is centrally located in the North Island, only 2.5 hours from Auckland and 1 hour from the scenic cities of Rotorua and Hamilton.
Famous for its warm climate, relaxed lifestyle and stunning beaches, Tauranga offers an exciting range of outdoor recreational activities and marine sports. Across the harbour bridge, Mount Maunganui’s popular surf beach ranks among the ‘top 25 best beaches’ in the world. Mauao, the mountain landmark, stands at the entrance to Tauranga harbour and is iconic to the region.
We pride ourselves on carefully selecting ideal host families who are caring and welcoming. Each international student is individually matched with a host family who best meets their needs and requests. We maintain regular communication during the year to ensure that both families and students are satisfied with the experience. All our host families are police-checked every three years to ensure safety and quality. Weekly homestay fees are paid in advance to Aquinas College for the duration of a student’s stay.
Click below to watch a video about Leon’s Homestay Experience.