Become a Homestay Family

COVID 19 UPDATE May 2020  – The situation remains too unstable for John Abbott College to offer Academic Immersion Programs to international students for the Fall 2020 semester.  Please rest assured that we are working hard to determine a return to study plan, and we hope to welcome international students for the Winter 2021 semester in January. 

 Please be advised that all onboarding for the homestay family is on temporary halt. We will reach out to new inquiries in the near future.
*Updated October 2019

A homestay family provides international students with a first-hand experience of Canadian life and it is the best place to practice English or French. Our definition of a homestay “family” is flexible and our host families mirror multicultural Canadian society. All of our homestay families are interviewed and selected with care and consideration for our students’ well-being.

Families are expected to provide international students with a furnished bedroom, three meals a day (plus snacks), and a welcoming environment in which the student can integrate to experience a true Canadian culture.

If you would like more information about our homestay program send us an email.