Become a Homestay

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Become a Homestay Family

The opportunity to host international students in your home can be a very rewarding experience, giving you a chance to share your city and culture with a student who is here to learn and explore. Becoming a homestay family will give you the opportunity to:

  • Discover a new culture and make new memories as you connect with your homestay student
  • Play a part in a life-changing experience that your international student will remember for life
  • Take advantage of the flexible, 24/7 access to the ILSC Homestay and Accommodation team, so that you have the support you need
  • Participate in the homestay experience again and again, thanks to ILSC’s large student body



All ILSC homestay families must be willing to do the following:

  • Provide a furnished private room with a bed, desk, closet, dresser, window, sufficient heating and lighting to each student you host.
  • Provide meals according to the requested student meal-plan (full-board, half-board or room stay)
  • Spend time with your homestay student(s) giving them the opportunity for conversation, warmth and hospitality
  • Provide an English speaking environment, French-speaking environment (Montréal only), or Hindi speaking environment (New Delhi only).
  • Live within 60 minutes from an ILSC campus by public transportation

*Some locations also offer a shared room homestay option, in which case you must provide a furnished room with all the listed amenities and two beds to accommodate your two students.


This is a way of me getting to know different cultures. I’ve had all types of students, and I enjoy talking with them, and they enjoy talking with me, so we get to know each other, and how they live. We are different cultures all under one roof. It's an incredible experience.

Teresa Shiavinato
Teresa, Vancouver