The purpose of the HPEDSB International Student Program is to provide Canadian students, teachers and the community an opportunity to experience a diverse environment in which to learn about and develop an appreciation of other cultures. Hosting international students allows local families an opportunity for this unique experience.
The homestay environment is a critical part of the international student’s experience. The HPEDSB International Student Program is proud to operate their own homestay program. Our Homestay Coordinators take great care to place international students with families that best match the needs of the student.
Host families provide a warm and welcoming environment, where students are integrated into the family events and activities. The homestay environment also provides an excellent opportunity for developing English language skills and participating in Canadian culture.
The ISP program strongly believes in a positive cross cultural experience for both students and host families. The ISP provides ongoing communication and support for our valued host families. To further support international students in having a successful educational experience, our Homestay Coordinators visit the students weekly at their school.
Interested in becoming a Homestay Family?
If a cross cultural experience sounds interesting and you would like to host an international student during their studies in HPEDSB, please contact 613-966-1170 ext. 2415
Before joining our program, interested families must first attend an information session.
Our next homestay information session is on Monday, March 27 at 5-6pm at the Education Centre, 156 Ann Street - Please call 613-966-1170 ext. 2415 for details.
Once a family decides to join the program, each host family participates in an in-home interview, an orientation session, and undergoes a criminal background and vunerable sector and reference check.
If you would like further information about the Homestay Program, please contact one of our Homestay Coordinators:
Homestay Program fees are $750CAD per month. The first five months of fees plus a Homestay Placement Fee of $250CAD are invoiced with tuition and are due prior to arrival.
Students are provided a private room, three meals daily (seven days a week) and access to laundry facilities. Further details may be found in the: