Homestay hosts are needed in the Durham region of Ontario!

The Canada Homestay Network has partnered with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham Catholic District School Board to arrange caring homestay hosts for international students coming to study in Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby and Pickering.

There are year-round hosting opportunities with both high school and college age students of many nationalities. Hosts can welcome short-term or long-term students throughout the Durham region.

Canada Homestay Network provides cultural and first language support to hosts and their students 24x7 and a generous allowance ($825 /month for high school students and $27/night for adults) to help offset expenses.

To apply to be a host, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact Christina McDannold at 416 926 0355 ext. 2008 or durhaminfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

Why host an international student?

Being a homestay host is a rewarding experience. When you make the decision to welcome an international student into your home, you make a lasting contribution to your family, your community and the student. [ learn more ]

Host families who welcome international students into their home:

  • Grow their understanding of the world and its peoples
  • Make life-long friendships
  • Get to share the beauty of their home and community
  • Ensure their local economy benefits from the booming international education industry
  • Receive a generous allowance to offset expenses

International students who live with Canadian families:

  • Learn language and Canadian culture in a healthy, caring environment
  • Get a positive introduction to Canadian family life, which encourages many to apply for permanent residency after graduation
  • Become valuable future partners in trade, political relations and global leadership
  • Bring a broader world-view to their communities back home

To apply to be a host, click here. For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact Christina McDannold at 416 926 0355 ext. 2008 or durhaminfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

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