HOMESTAY FAMILY GUIDELINES
A homestay is a formal arrangement by an international student program to house an international student with an approved family during the course of study. The guidelines refer to this family as the 'host family'. A homestay student is a minor child from outside B.C. who pays a fee to stay with a homestay family in return for meals, a private room, family support, and various cultural experiences.
Students and homestay families understand that the homestay student relationship is not that of landlord and tenant, but rather one of mutual support where the student will conform to family life and contribute to the operation of the household and the homestay family will care for the student and include the student in their regular activities as they would any of their children.