Homestay/Roomstay

A home away from home. Great care is taken to match the student with a host family. Host families are carefully selected and are required to regular home inspections and must provide police clearance letters. CultureWorks only selects families that respect students’ culture and religion.

Why Homestay:

The benefits of homestay include:

  • Immersion in the culture and an English-speaking environment
  • Being in a caring family environment
  • Having support when adjusting to a new culture.

In a recent study 83% of agents felt that homestay is safer than alternative housing options. Homestay allows students to immerse in Canadian Culture and provides an excellent opportunity to practice and improve English language skills. Host families also offer additional guidance and help as students settle into their new community.

“Homestay can provide the key to unlocking your potential with a language,” said a CultureWorks agent. About 88 percent of agents agreed that homestay helps students improve their English.

What is Homestay ?
Homestay is more than renting a room to a student. Homestay hosts are very involved in the day-to-day care of their students, providing three healthy meals per day, as well as a safe, clean, comfortable, and quiet home for the students to stay in. The Homestay host enjoys including their students in family events and to like to include their student(s) on occasional outings.

What is Roomstay?
Roomstay involves the student buying and preparing their own food and meals, while staying in the hosts’ home. They will have access to the cooking facilities, utensils, and cookware to enable them to do this.

Both Homestay & Roomstay allows students to immerse themselves in Canadian culture and provides an excellent opportunity to practice and improve English language skills.

Both room stay and homestay provide unlimited high-speed Internet.

Term of Homestay & Roomstay
Terms are 2 or 4 months (extensions permitted)

Homestay parent Gacheri Muriuki