International Student Boarding

Homestay

Living with a family is a great way for international students to improve their language skills and learn about Canadian culture by living with a Canadian family during their studies. Host families will include students in meaningful family activities, like cooking meals, conversations and excursions.

Our primary homestay provider is The Canada Homestay Network (CHN). The CHN offers students warm and welcoming homestays and related custodianship services so that they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada. Students can participate in homestay for a minimum of 3 months, but most choose to stay and study for a full school year (10 months).

Fees for a full school year of homestay in the Greater Toronto Area are $14,125. Fees include registration, orientation, homestay host allowance, custodianship registration, student monitoring, 24/7 emergency support, and airport pickup and return. More information can be found in our service fees document.

If you are interested in this option you should apply directly to our homestay service provider, The Canada Homestay Network.

If you are looking at accommodation only options, we suggest you explore Homadorma, which is like Airbnb for homestay.
 

Testimonials

“My son is enjoying the experience especially with the current family that he is staying with. We have visited the family twice since he moved in and we find it very safe. The benefit is that he is integrated into the everyday life of an average Canadian like taking buses and train to school and back, take home cooked meals and sharing in family life. This is different from a regular boarding school life. Overall, it is great.”

– F. Iwuala
Mother of Blyth Academy Downsview Park student
 
 
*Homestay providers are independent organizations and operate separately from Blyth Academy

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