Enjoy the Canadian lifestyle by living with a Canadian family in Ottawa. Homestay is a fun, safe, and affordable way to live while you attend school in Canada.
A host family provides an international student with a furnished bedroom and three meals per day. In addition, the student is expected to integrate with the family and gain the wonderful opportunity to learn about Canadian culture from the inside and to practice and improve his English language skills. Many students become close friends with their homestay families and stay in contact when the homestay ends.
Students should also understand that homestay families, especially in Ottawa, reflect the country's diverse multi-cultural background. In the rare case of a cultural or personal difficulty or misunderstanding, students do not have to cope with it alone. A Homestay Coordinator is always available to help a student deal with any problems that they might have at their new home.
To participate in our homestay program, students should inform the school at least two weeks in advance and follow the following steps:
Once the student receives the student visa, he/she needs to contact school immediately and submit the following documents.
- Homestay Application Form
- Homestay Application Fee of $300
- First month homestay fee (the fee varies from $900 to $1000 per month)
The school will arrange the homestay and will email information about the homestay family to the student.
If the student requests for an airport pickup, the host family will meet the student at the airport before going to their new home.