Become a Canadian host family!
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The homestay experience is one of the most common and popular ways for international students to meet and get to know Canadian people and their culture. Both you, the host, and the student or visitor staying with you will experience a unique opportunity for cultural exchange. Broaden your horizon, experience your own country and family life in a new perspective, and be rewarded by the gratitude of your guests!
All visitors/students choose our homestay program to learn or improve their English/French (Montreal only) through real life in Canada.
Supplement your income through cultural exchange & hospitality
All host families will be compensated at a per-night rate for students they host. Accepting students/visitors from Japan into your home will allow you to supplement your income and make new friends, broaden your horizon and bring the vastness of the world right into your home.
Here is all you need to become a host family
First and foremost, please note that albeit our homestay program includes compensation for all host families, both visitors/students and hosts whose wish to participate is based solely on financial considerations (i.e. visitors who wish to save on hotel costs, or hosts wanting to supplement their existing income) are strongly discouraged from joining the program, as the experience will generally turn out to be a negative one for all parties involved.
Families interested in cultural exchange, new experiences, providing hospitality and broaden their horizons are very welcome!
Other requirements include:
You must be able to provide an English only environment (hosts must be able to speak native-level English)
Be prepared to treat your student/visitor as part of your family for the duration of their stay
We ask all hosts to provide three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) and a private bedroom with a desk for an adequate learning environment
*Shared rooms will be requested by Contact Canada only in specific cases (i.e. student groups)
Take this opportunity to bring the cultures of the world into your home! Apply here to become a host family.
Host Family Application