OKCNZ is the largest study abroad network in NZ!

If you’re thinking of studying, working or travelling in
New Zealand, OKCNZ can help create the experience of a lifetime!

For over twenty years OKC has been supporting people travelling to New Zealand as visitors, working holiday makers and students. OKCNZ understands that everyone’s dream is different, so we work hard to ensure that your experience is unique!

OKCNZ has support centres in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, with experienced staff for friendly support and helpful advice on every aspect of your journey. If you’re travelling by yourself, being a member of OKCNZ means you have the security of knowing you are never alone, we are always here to help you.

OKCNZ offers real value for money! You’ve worked hard to save for your adventure, so we provide our members with free internet to keep in touch with friends and family, free introduction to the English school best suited to you, quality homestays and membership at competitive prices.

Become a member of OKCNZ, let us help you plan the experience of a lifetime, and relax knowing that even before you leave home, you have a friend waiting to meet you in New Zealand!

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OKC New Zealand offers quality homestays with experienced host families.

We try our best to match your requests and interests with our families. We recommend you stay with a host family while you study at English school as this will help you practice English and become familiar with the New Zealand lifestyle.

Having a friendly, supportive homestay family will make a big difference to your New Zealand adventure. Food, fun, family and friendship are all part of the OKCNZ homestay experience! 

Homestay is available to anyone travelling to New Zealand. Even if you’re just on holiday in New Zealand, staying with an OKCNZ homestay family means you’ll experience our lifestyle, meet local people, always have company, enjoy local food and its great value for money!

Use our enquiry form or check our FAQ page to find out more about homestay.

FREE School Introduction

OKC New Zealand has an ongoing relationship with many English language schools, high schools and universities in New Zealand. Just tell us what kind of study experience you want and we’ll recommend the school best suited to you. Our local knowledge of each school, their strengths and special courses means we can help you make the right choice.

You can choose to study general English or a special course. It’s not necessary to study only in the three major cities, there are many smaller cities that also have English schools and we can introduce you to these schools too.

Just decide where you’d like to go, then use our Enquiry Form to find out more information from the nearest OKCNZ office in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

Remember, when you book your school through OKCNZ, introduction is free!

Packages To Suit Everyone’s Needs

Whether you want to study English for two weeks or two years, stay in a homestay or find your own accommodation, be met at the airport, or arrange your own transportation – OKCNZ can help you with every step. Become a member of OKCNZ and we’ll make a study, travel, and/or work package especially for you! See our special programmes for ideas on what we can offer.

Members of OKCNZ have access to the following -

Pre-arrival support and booking assistance –
• How to get a visa
• We can help you choose the right English school
• Get travel insurance
• How to book your air tickets
• We help you choose the right accommodation

On arrival Support & Services -
• We can arrange an airport meet
• We’ll introduce you to your host family
• We’ll arrange for you to be transferred to your homestay
• You’ll receive our arrival booklet
• Join us for an orientation meeting during your first week in New Zealand

During Stay Support & Services –
• Friendly, helpful staff
• Free internet access
• Luggage storage
• Mail holding
• Mobile phone rental
• Access phone card sales
• Emergency support
• Counselors
• Banking information
• Lifestyle and homestay support
• Employment and volunteer advice
• CV service
• Noticeboard for work, flats, member’s items for sale, general information
• Farmstay booklets for sale
• Travel planning advice and support
• Local knowledge on finding work, flatting, places to visit and things to do

Use our enquiry form to ask us about the package that best suits you!

For experienced travelers who don’t require the same level of support, OKCNZ’s services are available without membership. We can arrange all services including homestay, language study, school, volunteer work, and more, even if you don’t require membership. Simply use our enquiry form to ask about the service you need.


It is compulsory for all international students to have insurance while in New Zealand.

OKCNZ can arrange insurance for you from the time you leave home until the time you return.
We recommend Uni-care Insurance. Ask us for a quote today.

You can also visit Uni-care’s website for full policy details: http://www.uni-care.org