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Become a Homestay Family

Become a Homestay Family

Join our community of hosting families that are helping to create an unforgettable experience for our students.

Why being a Homestay family is so great.

Saanich School District has been successfully welcoming international students for nearly 20 years. Host families play a pivotal role in our program as they become the "Canadian family" for our students. We are always looking for new families to join our wonderful and dedicated community of host families that is helping to create an unforgettable experience for the international students in our program.

  • Receive $975 per month in remuneration
  • Build relationships that last a lifetime
  • Opportunity to impact a student's life

Their Home Away From Home

As a host family for Saanich International Student Program, you become the "home away from home" for an international student. By welcoming an international student into your home and treating them as a valued member of your family, your family is offering the Canadian family life expanding their understanding of Canadian culture. International students in turn, expand your understanding and acceptance of other nationalities, cultures, customs and beliefs. Host families and their students often develop a strong relationship that can last a lifetime. Many of our host families are still in touch with their former students and have even made trips to visit them in their home countries!

Support From the Homestay Coordinator

A Saanich School District employed homestay coordinator is assigned to each high school in Saanich. International students and host families can rely on their assigned homestay coordinator during school hours. A homestay manager is available in the evening and on weekends. 

  • Open Communication
  • In school support for students
  • In home support for host families

Begin your journey to hundreds of opportunities and a lifetime of memories.