International homestay experiences allow students to emerge more knowledgeable and understanding about life abroad, and more confident in their own abilities and achievements. Participants will have an experience that will be one of the most valuable in their lives and return home with memories that last a lifetime.
Each family has a strong interest to welcome an international visitor into their home and is eager to provide a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment. Families believe that hosting a student is a rewarding and unique experience that will not only enrich the life of the young student, but that of their family’s as well. All of our homestay families speak English as their first language.
All homestay families have been carefully screened and selected for their enthusiasm and ability to provide excellent hospitality. They go through an interview process and fill out a family profile. Our coordinators make customized selections with much care and attention to the students’ and families’ needs, requests, hobbies and personalities.
Whether you are studying in Canada for a semester or a full year, you will create incredible bonds with your homestay family. This experience will give you a real sense of what it is like to live as a high school student in Canada. Your families will help you adjust to the new school system, teach you about your community and encourage you to join in school and community activities to fully immerse yourself in all that your city or town has to offer. Our host families create strong bonds and forge long-lasting friendships with their “host sons and daughters.” It truly is a rewarding experience.