As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.
While housing options vary, most student residences in New Zealand feature self-catered, apartment-style living with single or twin bedrooms and shared kitchens, living and bathroom facilities or residential colleges (dorm-style halls).
We encourage you to take advantage of the accommodation provided by Arcadia or by your New Zealand institution. If you wish to decline these options and make your own arrangements, you must submit a written request. Your Program Manager can talk you through your options.
If you have any special needs regarding your accommodation – dietary, medical, physical – please let us know when applying. Any information received will be treated as confidential and only shared with individuals involved in your housing placement.
Student apartments or flats—whether on- or off-campus—afford a high degree of independence. In most cases, you will prepare your own meals and should be prepared for a commute to campus.
Residential Colleges and Halls provide a unique living community—complete with tutoring programs, sports teams and many other services, activities and clubs. If you are interested in applying for accommodation in a college or hall, it is important that you review their individual websites—including any information on what is expected of residents. When completing your housing forms, you are also encouraged to present yourself in a manner that emphasizes your potential contributions to the college community and explain why you would like to be a part of it.
PLEASE NOTE: Spaces in Residential Colleges in New Zealand are very limited, and aren't always available to study abroad students. If you are interested in this option, contact your Program Manager and plan to apply early.