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International students may choose to participate in homestay with a local family while enrolled in a Vancouver public school.

  • students experience Canadian culture, customs, expectations
  • orientation information session
  • custodianship available, if requested
  • support and supervision by homestay co-ordinator
  • airport pickup possible upon request

Host families provide:

  • welcoming, friendly environment
  • caring host parents
  • private bedroom
  • study area with window
  • three meals a day

How to apply for homestay

  1. Complete the application process for the VSB international program and pay tuition and medical insurance fees.
  2. Apply to a homestay provider.  Complete the homestay application form as soon as possible, as host family accommodation is limited.
  3. A host family placement will be made, according to school location and other preferences as closely as possible.
  4. Students will receive a profile of their host family, with contact information.
  5. Send the VSB Custodianship Agreement and the Student Information Form to the International Education office at:

A list of Vancouver area homestay providers is available upon request from the International Education office.

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