Google Translate           
Homestay Programs Available IES
Homestay Programs Available

​The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is committed to providing students with caring, reliable and trust-worthy homestay accommodations to support their academic success. YRDSB and its partners are excellent homestay choices for international students.

Benefits of Selecting YRDSB Homestay Services or a YRDSB Homestay Partner Organization

  • Host family members are security screened
  • Students/parents receive host family electronic profiles, with photographs
  • A maximum of two students are allowed per home.
  • Three meals per day, including snacks and refreshments, are provided
  • Living environments are safe and secure
  • Homestay is located within close proximity to schools
  • Host families are English-speaking
  • Students are monitored regularly in the home

Selection Process

  • Family members: All homestay families undergo a detailed interview in their homes designed to evaluate their suitability for hosting international students.
  • Home environment: General living spaces, including bedroom, bathroom, and laundry facilities are inspected and photographed.
  • Limited hosted students: A maximum of two students are allowed per home; however, when selecting YRDSB, two YRDSB students are allowed per home.
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Screening: All homestay family members, 18 years and older, undergo a police check by the York Region Police to ensure they have no criminal record of any type.

Monitoring

Regular monitoring of the student and host family ensures they are adapting well. A toll-free, 24 hour, emergency telephone number is provided to both the student and their hosting family.

Homestay Programs Available

Explore the homestay options available to you:

 
Share |