The Cowichan Valley has hosted international students in home stays for over 15 years. Student safety and well-being is our priority. Our home stay program is well-established and we have clear procedures for host families to follow. The full-time, professional home stay manager arranges and supervises all home stay placements. They support the students and host families to ensure successful home stay experiences for all students.
About Our Homestay Families
Our host families are carefully selected. We obtain criminal record checks on all family members over the age of 18 years. Host parents are fully trained before hosting students and they welcome international students as family members into the home and in addition, we conduct in-home interviews and inspections. Home stay families help encourage International Students to participate in family activities. Our home stays are in nice homes and a comfortable enviroment for students. International students receive personal, individual attention from host parents.
Advantages of Homestay Program?
Through our home stay program, our international students achieve personal and academic success by living in a comfortable and supportive environment. They are able to feel safe and secure as host parents care for students as they care for their own children. International students learn about Canadian lifestyle & culture and are encouraged to speak English every day with families who's native language is English.
What to Expect from Homestay Families
International students are provided with a private bedroom, three meals a day, basic necessities such as toiletries, transportation. Most importantly, our international students receive parenting, support and guidance throughout their stay in the Cowichan Valley.
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