Become a host

Why become a host?

Earn some money

Meet new people

Learn about other cultures

” There are so many benefits to becoming a homestay host.

As a family who welcomes international students into our home, we’ve benefitted. We’ve grown in our understanding of the world and its people, made life-long friendships and learned something new every day. Plus we’ve shared the beauty of our home and community.”

Read about the wonderful experiences of hosts >>

The whole world could be at your doorstep.

Are you eager to get in touch with other cultures but do not have neither the time nor the money to do so? Perhaps you should consider opening your home to an international student. As a host, you get to experience another person’s culture while simultaneously sharing yours in the comfort of your own house.

  • A refreshing point of view. There is nothing as eye-opening as viewing our own country from a foreigner’s perspective. You would be surprised at what shocks them the most!
  • An experience for the whole family. Welcoming an international student into your home benefits every member in the household, broadening their minds by introducing them to different customs and lifestyles in a familiar and safe environment.
  • An opportunity to show your country off. Is there anything particularly special about the place where you live that the rest of the world does not know of, or that is commonly misinterpreted? This is your chance to help people from other countries understand your own culture better and ease their transition into it.

A homestay in Vancouver:

Canada has been a popular destination for international students who wish to discover what the country has to offer while improving their English and French. If we had to point out a top pick, it would be, without a doubt, Vancouver. Vancouver is known for being a versatile and beautiful city, which is why so many of our host families are located here. If you would like to help an international student discover everything Vancouver has to offer, please, make sure to email us at host@accommodationincanada.ca.

Becoming an AIC host family:

Being a host family is a serious undertaking: after all, your homestay student’s idea of Canada is shaped by the experiences they have during their stay. Because of this, we ensure that our host families in Vancouver are able to provide these students with a safe and welcoming environment while simultaneously encouraging them to explore and become an active part in your local community.

Our promise.

As the middle man, our team at AIC guarantees their full support to our host families should any issues arise during the student’s homestay.

Host family requirements.

All host families must be willing to create a safe, welcoming space for the students and provide them with a room with a bed, morning and evening meals during the week days and all meals on the weekends.

Host a foreign exchange student with AIC

AIC team is constantly searching for potential host families in the local communities all year round. With our wide array of programs, we are able to find the perfect match for our international students so that they do not have to worry about anything else besides making the most of the homestay experience.

An enriching connection

By welcoming an international student into their home, host families have the opportunity to engage directly with a foreign culture and to offer them a more accurate, warmer vision of what a country’s customs and traditions are like. A connection that, more often than not, results in a more meaningful relationship with the student that transcends beyond the duration of their stay.

Become a host family for an international student and enjoy a culturally enriching experience by acting as your country’s ambassador. Contact AIC at host@accommodationincanada.ca today!

 

How to become a host?

Submit host form

Introduce yourself and let us know your preferences.

Wait for confirmation

We'll try our best to get back to you within 48 hours!

Confirmed hosting

Get ready to host-it'll be an exciting and rewarding journey!

Testimonials

Hosting International Students is always different. We have gained a better understanding of the world around us through our students experiences. We will continue to share our lives, dreams, and love for them by opening our home for many years to come. I'd recommend anyone to host a student through AIC!"

Joy Marris

I am loving hosting the international students. Being a host parent for an international student has been an extremely enriching experience!. I recommend it highly if you have a warm and loving home and time to commit"

Cristine Bacon

We are one of the homestay hosts who provide a nice place for international students recommended by AIC!. AIC student’s come from good background and serious disciplined, friendly, respectful"

Nashreen Ting
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