Our Homestay Program creates an opportunity for cultural exchange between Canadian families and foreign students who attend the high school. Homestay students are placed in caring homes that enable them to make a comfortable transition into Canadian life. Students create life-long lasting relationships that they will remember wherever their next adventures take them. 

Living in a private home, sharing meals and engaging in recreational activities together goes far beyond the experience offered in the classroom. It has been proven that students learn English quicker when they are in a Homestay environment.  

The Homestay Process

Canada Royal Arts students applying to the Homestay program must complete the application from and return it, along with their homestay fees.

Students who do not pay the placement fee and deposit at the time of application will not have a homestay arranged for them. Please note that a linited number of host families are available and that students will be placed on a first-come-first-servced basis. 

Furthermore, students should give as much information as possible when they are filling out their Homestay application. This information makes it easier to find a good match for the student and host family. As a result, students will be given profile’s of their potential host family to see if they would be a good match. We encourage students to apply early to the program so that our homestay coordinator will have time to find the best possible match for each person, and to help ensure that students will have host families immediately upon arrival in Vancouver. 

If a student is not satisfied with a host family within the one week of stay and has a valid reason, the student will be placed with another family at no additional charge.

International Student Homestay Guidelines

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