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The Homestay Program allows students to live in a Canadian home as a member of the family, sharing meals with their hosts, participating in family activities and conversations, and establishing friendships with people who can help make the adjustment to the new environment much easier.
Homestay can be an economical choice for students who do not already live in Canada. Students can expect to be provided with a fully furnished private bedroom, three meals a day, in-house laundry facilities and a quiet place to study.
All host families are carefully screened to ensure that students have a safe and enjoyable environment in which to live. This includes an in-home inspection, family interview and criminal record checks for all household members 18 years of age and older. Likewise, the student is also required to provide a criminal record check.
Homestay Services will endeavor to match students with hosts who have similar hobbies and interests. If a student is willing, the host family will include students in family activities, social events, or recreational outings. Students are given the opportunity to have as much, or as little, social interaction between themselves and their hosts.
Finally, Homestay is an excellent opportunity to help improve the student?s spoken English. Immersion is the most effective method of learning another language.
The Homestay package includes a warm and friendly family who is willing to share their knowledge and experiences to help with the adjustment to the Canadian culture and way of life.
Why Choose Homestay?
The Homestay Program offers a full range of services for one monthly fee:
- Fully furnished, private bedroom
- Three meals a day In-house laundry facilities
- Standardized fees, withdrawal and refund policies
- Information package regarding the Host family before arrival
- Airport transportation available upon request (prices vary according to location)
A dormitory, often shortened to dorm, is a residence hall consisting of sleeping quarters or entire buildings primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students. In the U.K. the word has an earlier, different but related meaning: it refers specifically to an individual room in which many people sleep, typically at a boarding school. The U.K. equivalent of the American word as applied to university buildings is hall of residence. People sleep, typically at a boarding school. The U.K. equivalent of the American word as applied to university buildings is hall of residence.
Most colleges and universities provide single or multiple occupancy rooms for their students, usually at a cost. These buildings consist of many such rooms, like an apartment building, and the number of rooms varies quite widely from just a few to hundreds.
The residences are located close to classes and facilities such as the library, computer labs and sports activities. Each apartment is fully furnished with two private bedrooms, a kitchen complete with refrigerator and microwave, and a private bathroom. There are furnished lounges, study rooms and social areas. It is air conditioned, and has elevators, laundry and storage facilities. Rooms also include telephones, voicemail and TV/Cable. The residences are conveniently located to all major shopping and commercial centres.