Hosting an international student in your home can be an incredibly rewarding experience, both for you and the student you welcome into your home. It is a chance to discover a new culture while at the same time sharing your own cultural traditions, and the best of what Canada is all about - Its people! Travel the world without ever leaving home when you immerse yourself in the culture and language of your students.. Most importantly, you'll be making a difference in a child's life. Leaving home can be difficult for an international student. Providing a safe place to stay with the feeling of "home", can make all the difference.
Homestay Families are also compensated for expenses as well as room and board.
Interested in becoming a homestay family, but unsure of where to start? Send us a message and we would be happy to provide you with an application and answer any and all questions you have about the program.
In 2004, our family decided to host a student from Mexico. We were already in love with Mexico and thought this would be a wonderful way to learn more about the culture, the language and the beautiful country. We have since hosted other students and the rewards have been many. We have had the amazing opportunity to visit the families of our students at their own homes, in their own cities in Mexico and have since made wonderful friendships that we know will last a lifetime. This has been a great experience for us all, an experience that we will remember for a long time as we continue to visit and be lifelong friends with our Mexican families.
- Garry + Anne Rawson
Our Experience as a host family to students from both Colombia and Mexico has been a great one. We have created a special bond with these students and we keep still keep in touch with them. We consider these students an extension of our family, some of which have even come back to visit us. We have great memories of our time together and we enjoyed learning about their culture, country, and families back home. Ligia Tobon has proven to be very caring and supportive in overseeing the needs of both the host families and the students.
-Glen, Lisa, Sadie + Emma Burkholder