Homestay hosts are needed on Salt Spring Island, B.C.

Canada Homestay Network (CHN) is looking for caring homestay families to host international high school students from around the world coming to study on Salt Spring Island for short- and long-term stays.

To apply to be a Canada Homestay Network host, click here. For more information, email sd64@canadahomestaynetwork.ca or call Lisa Taylor at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2035 or Mary Turcott at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2033.

Program Details

High school placements in Gulf Islands School District (SD 64):

  • September through June (5 or 10 months)
  • Students from around the world

To apply, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, email sd64@canadahomestaynetwork.ca or call Lisa Taylor at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2035 or Mary Turcott at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2033.

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!

Read our Frequently Asked Hosting Questions or to apply to be a host, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, email sd64@canadahomestaynetwork.ca or call Lisa Taylor at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2035 or Mary Turcott at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2033.

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, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, email sd64@canadahomestaynetwork.ca or call Lisa Taylor at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2035 or Mary Turcott at (877) 441 4443 ext. 2033.

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