Homestay & Airport Transportation Fees
|Fees||Canadian dollars (CAD)|
|Homestay Placement Fee||250|
|Homestay monthly fee||850|
|Airport pick up||200|
As soon as we receive your homestay request, we will match you with a proper host family. We will send you the host family’s contact information so that you can contact them before your arrival.
Homestay Rules and Regulations
You live in a new home, so please try to make connections with your host family members. If you do not know how to use an equipment, ask for instructions. You are expected to have your own computer (laptop), but if you want to use host family’s computer, ask their permission, the best time that you can use it and how long you can use it. If you want to make a phone call to your home country, you will need a phone card. Ask your host family how to buy and use a phone card. Try to limit your use of host family’s phone as this is for their use. You can buy a cell phone or if you are using host family’s phone, check for the best time you can use it. You will eat your breakfast at home. You will be provided with a light lunch (usually a sandwich with drinks and snacks). In Canada, dinner is the main meal and it is served with all family members. It is a good idea to let your host family know that you are late for dinner so that they can save your meal and they can eat on time. If you would like to bring a friend home, check with your host family first. You are not allowed to bring a friend of an opposite sex to your bedroom. Ask your host family when to take a shower and how to use the laundry. In case of emergency dial 911. If you have any problem that you can not discuss it with your host family, please contact us.
For Host Families:
Homestay is an opportunity for people of different languages and cultures to live together and learn together. This is a great opportunity to share your culture with international students and learn from them as well. In order to have the best host family experience we ask you to read and follow these instructions:
Remember you are not renting a room, you are accepting another family member, so please be patient and try to understand your student’s culture and habits. You need to show your student how to go to his/her school, how to use public transportation and the location of shopping centers, post office, library and the areas’ attractions.
You are responsible to provide three meals every day. A traditional breakfast, a light lunch (sandwich with drinks and snacks) should be provided however, dinner must be served with family.
It is your responsibility to provide your student with a private room with a bed, clean linens, pillow, blanket and towels, desk, chair, lamp, and closet. The room should not be shared with another student. The host family should speak English at all times with their student. If you are planning to go for a vacation, you have to take your student with you or arrange accommodation and care for him/her during your absence. Invite your student to join some of your family activities and outings and if there is a cost involved explain it to your student ahead of time.
Explain your family’s rules and regulations to your student and contact us in case there is something that you can not discuss with your student.
If you agree with the conditions mentioned above, please fill out a host family application form. We will contact you for an interview at your house.