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School District 64: Homestays

posted May 3, 2018, 1:13 PM by Leah Ashford

Dear Gulf Islands School District 64 Parents, Colleagues and Friends,


When we welcome international students into our schools, our programs benefit, our community benefits and local students get life-changing experiences that positively shape their world view.


Without you, we can't deliver this exciting program. You can help by inviting international students to stay with your family while they study in schools across our community.


To support our homestay families, we've partnered with the Canada HomestayNetwork (CHN), a not-for-profit, family-run, Canadian business that's been a leader in homestay since 1995. CHN provides cultural and first-language support to hosts 24x7 and an allowance to help offset expenses.


What you provide:

1.       Three nutritious meals / day

2.       Utilities including laundry and internet

3.       A private bedroom, desk and closet

4.       A patient, caring, and friendly home atmosphere

5.       The same guidance and attention you would want for your loved ones travelling overseas!

For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host on behalf of SD64 contact To apply to host, visit:


Please share this note with anyone you think would make a great host.


Thank you!