Living with a host family provides an excellent opportunity for international students to develop conversational English skills and experience life as part of a typical Canadian family.
CAPS-I member homestay programs will provide a carefully selected Canadian host family including:
All CAPS-I programs adhere to prescribed practices to ensure that their host families are carefully and appropriately screened before they are selected into the program to ensure they are:
Advantages of living in a CAPS-I homestay environment:
CAPS-I programs adhere to specific standards of practice related to the monitoring and support provided to students in homestay and host families.
Students wanting to live with a Canadian host family must complete an application form. It is important for the student to provide information about themselves, their interests, hobbies, food and other preferences. All educational programs try their best to match students with families who have similar interests and preferences. Homestay program coordinators offer support and assistance to international students throughout their stay in Canada.