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Information for Students IES
Information for Students

Every host is different, just as every student is different.

What our hosts have in common is that they want to provide a safe, caring environment for you. We choose hosts who will provide a comfortable, healthy and supportive home life they would ask a host family to provide for their own children.​

While we try our best to find a home within walking distance from your school, this is not always possible and you may have to take public transportation from your home to school.

Your homestay experience will largely depend on your own attitude and friendliness. How can you make the most of living in Canada? Come with an open mind and be ready to embrace the ways in which Canada and the people you will meet here are different and unique. Your host family will be eager to help you adapt to their family and Canada.

The more you get involved in your new life the happier you will be. The first few weeks living in a new country with a new family can be difficult. You may feel homesick and frustrated with your new environment and the language. This is normal. Give yourself time to adjust to your new surroundings and reach out to your host family or International Education Services staff if you need support.

Once you are enrolled as an international student you will be invited to participate in the PAL Program. We strongly encourage you to complete an on-line orientation module in PAL which will provide you more information about living in Canada.

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