Homestay hosts are needed in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario!

The Canada Homestay Network has partnered with Conestoga College (Doon and Waterloo Campus) and Wilfrid Laurier University to arrange caring homestay hosts for international students coming to study in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

To apply to be a host, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact 519-489-7051 ext. 2029 or kwinfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

Bring the world to your front door

The Canada Homestay Network provides cultural and first-language support to hosts and their students 24x7, a generous allowance to help offset expense and the opportunity to bring the world to your front door!

What you provide:

  • Three nutritious meals / day
  • Utilities including laundry and internet
  • A private bedroom, desk and closet
  • A patient, caring, and friendly home atmosphere
  • The same guidance and attention you would want for one of your loved ones travelling overseas!

To apply to be a host, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact 519-489-7051 ext. 2029 or kwinfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

Why host an international student?

Being a homestay host is a rewarding experience. When you make the decision to welcome an international student into your home, you make a lasting contribution to your family, your community and the student. [ learn more ]

Host families who welcome international students into their home:

  • Grow their understanding of the world and its peoples
  • Make life-long friendships
  • Get to share the beauty of their home and community
  • Ensure their local economy benefits from the booming international education industry
  • Receive a generous allowance to offset expenses 

International students who live with Canadian families:

  • Learn language and Canadian culture in a healthy, caring environment
  • Get a positive introduction to Canadian family life, which encourages many to apply for permanent residency after graduation
  • Become valuable future partners in trade, political relations and global leadership
  • Bring a broader world-view to their communities back home

To apply to be a host, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact 519-489-7051 ext. 2029 or kwinfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

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