Homestay hosts are needed in Lethbridge, Alberta!
International students from around the world are coming to study in Lethbridge for short- and long-term stays. Lethbridge School District No. 51 and Lethbridge College have partnered with the Canada Homestay Network to provide caring homestay families to host international students in Lethbridge. The greatest need is for short-term group programs (2 weeks to 3 months in length).
The Canada Homestay Network provides cultural and first language support to hosts and their students 24x7 and a generous allowance ($725/month in Lethbridge) to help offset expenses.
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 ($725/month in Lethbridge)
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