Become a Host Family

  • Choosing to become a homestay is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It’s an opportunity to share culture and knowledge, provide care and support and – possibly surprisingly – support the local economy, as international students make a significant contribution to host cities in Canada.

    Opening your home to an international student is more than just meeting their basic needs of a bed and a place to study. Over the years we have had host families travel thousands of miles to be part of wedding celebrations and witnessed enduring friendships, with both students and their families staying in regular contact with homestays long after their studies have finished.

    From exchanging and improving English and foreign language skills, to learning new social etiquettes and practices, the wealth of intercultural opportunities of being a homestay is deep and plentiful. As an NGO we have a considerate compensation system for ACCOSAM host families, the total cost of which depends on the varying demands of the student hosted in addition to the monthly allowance regulated from time to time.