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International students are welcome at Marlborough Boys’ College (MBC). We are actively seeking applications from overseas students. 

We make every effort to ensure each International student’s stay in Blenheim, Aotearoa New Zealand, is a happy and worthwhile experience at the College.

  • Education best suited to their needs that will be both challenging and rewarding.

  • Diverse opportunities offered by MBC’s academic curriculum, supported by many exciting sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities.

  • Education that prepares students for future tertiary and vocational opportunities.

  • Excellent facilities and an extensive and varied range of subjects, including four levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Outdoor Education/Camps, Sustainable Marine Science, Forestry and Academic Pathways.

  • A programme of activities outside the classroom including frequent trips in the nearby Marlborough Sounds, Nelson Lakes National Park and coastline for hiking or walks among the native flora and fauna.

  • Opportunities to learn about New Zealand’s Maori Heritage and enjoy our community spirit.

  • Recognition and appreciation of the contributions International students make to our school community, including a combined International week and Assembly with Marlborough Girls’ College whom we work closely with.

  • Diverse cultures that add a depth of learning of inclusion and tolerance of others.

  • Excellent pastoral care - a safe, friendly and caring school community.

  • A school with a strong academic focus that encourages all students to be involved in the Arts, Sports, Leadership and Service.


We want our students to be considerate and responsible contributors to society.
To support this, the New Zealand Government developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016, which was amended in 2019 and has just been updated to the Education(Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021.

Marlborough Boys’ College is a signatory to this Code. You can be assured that the quality of care you receive will be of the highest standard.
Blenheim is a safe and affordable education option. International students live with a committed homestay family.

For more information please contact:

Matua John Kendal - Principal/International Director

Ms Fiona Mark - International Administrator/Homestay Co-ordinator.

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