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The Canadian Homestay family - a great opportunity

photo-about-us.6b92ad5975.pngAn important component to the success of the River East Transcona School Division - International Education Program is the placement of our international students in a secure, caring home.

Through the homestay program, students get to experience what it is like to be a member of a Canadian family. International students will live with a family and participate in family life, including helping with chores.

All homestay families are carefully screened. Their homes are also inspected to make sure students will be living in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. Students can expect a private bedroom, three meals per day and a positive and supportive atmosphere in which to live and study. 

homestay.130a0f6086.jpgOur homestay- and program team members maintain close contact with students and their homestay families. They regularly visit students at school. Our program staff is available in case of emergency after business hours.

We believe the Homestay with a Canadian family provides our international students with an authentic, real-life situation where they can truly learn the customs, live the culture and learn English.

We have welcomed students from many countries, including Germany, Slovakia, Turkey, Czech Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Taiwan, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong, France, China, Thailand, Belgium, Australia, South Korea, Vietnam, Finland, Japan, and more. 

The students most commonly stay for one full school year or one academic semester (five months). Our homestay program is open to students studying in senior high school (grades 9-12).

Are you interested in sharing your home and cultural with a global student who is eager to learn and explore? We’re always accepting applications from warm and compassionate families to host students from all around the world!

Please refer to our program guide on how to become a host family, or contact us.

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