Be matched to your homestay based your needs
If you would like to stay with a homestay family, we will ask you to tell us a little about yourself, your needs, and your interests. You will do this when you complete your registration form. Our homestay coordinator will look at your information and match you with your homestay family.
We have many types of homestay families. Some homestay families consist of a mom, dad and children, but others may be a single person with or without children, or an elderly couple whose children no longer live at home.
Also, our homestay coordinator visits and approves all of our homestay families before they can receive students.
Be driven to and from school every day
Your homestay family will drive you to school and pick you up after class. During the warmer months, you may be able to borrow a bicycle from your host family so you can bike to school. Our families usually live within a 10-15-minute drive from our school.
Be picked up at the airport
When you arrive in Charlottetown, your homestay family will meet you at the airport. When you return to your country, they will drive you to the airport, too.
Be supported as you adjust to Canadian life
Our homestay families are well-known for providing students with a friendly and caring environment. Our homestay coordinator is a fulltime staff member so there is always someone at school to answer questions about homestays.
Learn about Canadian family life and Canadian culture
You will be able to learn a lot about Canadian culture as you enjoy daily family life and participate in family activities. Canadian families tend to have very active life styles. Daily exercise routines, busy work schedules and driving children to/from activities are part of normal family life here. Remember that Canadian family customs may be different from those in your own country. Your homestay family will also provide you with three meals per day and snacks.
Improve your English
Our homestay families will speak English to you, so you will have lots of chances to practice your speaking and listening skills with real Canadians.