Become a Host
Hosting an international student in your home is a rewarding experience. There are a number of criteria we use in selecting homestay hosts and you have impressed us with the most important one; you have shown an interest in other cultures
Hosting students is a service. If the service is good, the customer is happy. Students talk about their homestay experience with their friends and colleagues. They also fill in Homestay evaluation forms. When students are satisfied, it benefits the School and the Homestay host experiences continuing business when word spreads about good service.
Homestay is important, if not more important than the academic programme itself. If the student is unhappy with their homestay they will not be happy at school regardless of how good the school is. In homestay, quality control is mostly up to you. Each homestay, like each student is unique.
Why become a Host Family.
If you are interested in learning about other countries and their cultures, hosting an international student could be the answer to many of your questions.
Providing an international student with a safe and comfortable place to live and learn is a unique opportunity to learn about people from around the world. Homestay is a wonderful way for students to improve their English, learn more about Canadian culture and meet interesting new people.
An ideal host is someone who...
- Enjoys learning about other countries and cultures.
- Spends time with students to help them feel at home.
- Provides new students with information about the home routine and neighborhood.
- Shows new students how to get to school for their first day of class.
- Provides varied balanced meals and takes time to find out what the student likes to eat.
- Is consistent with students about maintaining the house rules and school's policies.
- Every new student is just that, NEW!, new to Canada, new to your home, new to the school. It is important to treat every student like your FIRST.
- Keeps the School Accommodation Coordinator (Homestay Plus Coordinator) informed if any serious issues arise and is open to hearing suggestions from the Coordinator.
- Consistently supports HSP standards and policies.