Homestay Homestay

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Welcome an international student!

Langara operates one of the best homestay programs in Canada. International students have the opportunity to live with Canadian families while they complete their education and host families welcome new people and cultures into their homes. Families who host through Langara’s program also benefit from generating income, up $1,100 per month, for students staying in their home.

For 35 years the program has placed over 40,000 students while enriching the lives of students and families across the Lower Mainland. In the past year we have successfully, and safely, placed hundreds of College and high school students in new homes and supported the mandatory quarantine period upon their arrival.

Host families who have welcomed an international student have been comfortable with the health and safety guidelines and the student experience of their stay.

“Although we were hesitant to host in the middle of a pandemic, it ended up being a delightful experience. Vanessa was well prepared about expectations before arriving and explicitly followed quarantine, PHOs and our curfews.”

Alessandra Pagliardi & David English

“We’ve been doing homestay since the mid-2000s and have always enjoyed the experiences we have and the friendships we build. That is why we do this – to make lifelong friends from different countries and cultures!

Due to the Covid pandemic we had some obvious concerns. However, with the BC government and Langara’s protocols that were instituted we are comfortable continuing with the program knowing everyone’s health and safety is the first priority. As we prepare to say goodbye to our current Italian student in a couple months, we look forward to our next student this fall, and the new friendships that we can continue to build!”

Sophia & Paul Tanaka

With more vaccines being administered we anticipate an increase in the number of high school students in Vancouver and Burnaby for their education. Our homestay program places high school students for the Vancouver School Board and the Burnaby School District. If you have easy access to a local high school, either by walking or by transit, we’d like to explore the opportunity for you to join our homestay program.

Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below and one of our Homestay team members will contact you with more information.

Please note this page is for families interested in hosting only. If you are a student looking for homestay, please visit the students’ page

  • A member of the homestay team will call you to follow up on your request for information to join our homestay program.
  • Please note, we are unable to consider hosts in Surrey, Delta, or other parts of the Fraser Valley.
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