Homestay Information for Applicants
Our homestays are very special families that open-up their homes and hearts to international students. By living in a homestay, the international student is supported through the transition of living away from home. The student is able to learn English faster and experience Canadian family traditions Students become a part of the family and make cross-cultural connections to last a lifetime.
Download the Homestay Application here:
What our Homestay Students are saying . . .
I love my homestay family! They take me everywhere they go including hockey in other towns.
~ Maria V.
My host-family took me on a ski vacation during Easter.
~ Sahya M.
I attended a family wedding. It was fun!
~ Bill G.
Useful information for your preparations to study in Canada
- Statutory Holidays: statutoryholidays.com
- Canadian Currency: bankofcanada.ca
- Nakusp Weather: weather.gc.ca
BC Homestay Guidelines
Homestay plays a pivotal role in an international student’s experience. BC is committed to high-quality homestay experiences for all international students. The Province, working with public and independent school districts and schools, has developed consistent, province-wide best practice standards for K-12 international student homestays.
BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines, in:
- English (PDF, 6.6MB)
- Français (French) (PDF, 4.0MB)
- 中文 (Chinese) (PDF 2.2MB)
- Deutsche (German) (PDF 2.1MB)
- 日本語 (Japanese) (PDF 2.2MB)
- 한국어 (Korean) (PDF 2.2MB)
- Português (Portuguese) (PDF 2.1MB)
- Español (Spanish) (PDF 2.1MB)