Bringing a student from around the world into your home can be an unforgettable experience: make a lasting contribution to the life of a global student, while gaining insight and appreciation of another culture.

As a homestay family, you will have the wonderful opportunity to:

Discover a new culture and make new memories as you connect with your homestay student
Play a part in a life-changing experience that your international student will remember for life
Take advantage of the flexible, 24/7 access to the ILSC Homestay and Accommodation team, so you have the support you need
Participate in the homestay experience again and again, thanks to ILSC’s large student body
Boost your income to offset expenses


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“This is a way of me getting to know different cultures. I’ve had all types of students, and I enjoy talking with them, and they enjoy talking with me, so we get to know each other, and how they live. We are different cultures all under one roof. It's an incredible experience.”

Teresa Shiavinato, Canada


Let us know you’re interested!

Fill out an initial information request and you’ll be contacted within 24 hours by phone or email to set up a time for a phone consultation.


We want to get to know you!

During our telephone consultation, we’ll find out more about where you live, your family lifestyle and if you have past homestay experience. You’ll also have the chance to ask us any questions you may have.

Meet us in person!

At a convenient time for you, we’ll schedule to meet you at your home. You’ll hear about the homestay program in detail and the support we offer through our team of homestay coordinators – and we’ll have the chance to get an idea of the student experience at your home.

You're almost there!

Following the home visit, we’ll need references and a police background check. Then you’ll be one of our homestay families – congratulations!

About ILSC Language Schools

About ILSC

Since opening our doors in 1991, we have welcomed more than 230,000 students from over 100 countries around the world. ILSC offers transformative living and learning experiences through our English programs at our 7 locations in Vancouver, Toronto and Montréal, Canada; New Delhi, India; and Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

In 2013 and 2014, ILSC was awarded by industry partners as Study Travel Magazine’s Star Chain School, an important recognition of quality in the language education industry. For more information about ILSC click here.