Information for Hosts

Being a homestay host is a rewarding experience.

Host families who welcome international students into their home

- Expand their understanding of the world and its diverse cultures

- Forge lifelong friendships

- Showcase the beauty of their home and community

- Contribute to the local economy through the thriving international education industry

- Receive a generous allowance to cover expenses

International students who live with Canadian families

- Acquire language skills and immerse in Canadian culture within a nurturing environment

- Experience a positive introduction to Canadian family life, often inspiring many to seek permanent residency after graduation

- Develop into valuable future partners in trade, political relations, and global leadership

- Contribute to a broader world-view within their communities back home

What You Provide

- A personal bedroom with a desk and closet

- Daily provision of nutritious meals (meal plans may vary)

- A compassionate, caring, and amicable home environment

- A 100% English-immersed setting for ESL students, or a 100% French-immersed environment for FSL students

- Equivalent guidance and attention to what you would desire for a cherished one traveling abroad!

What You Get

- A direct insight into another culture

- A fresh perspective on our culture, viewed through your student's eyes

- The chance to impact a young global citizen's life

- A monthly stipend, with the rate determined by the student's age, requested meal plan, and distance from school

- Orientation and support from the GKE team and fellow experienced hosts

Become A Partner

Join our students and hosts community!