Become a Host Family

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Become a Host Family

Are you interested in sharing your home and culture with a global student who is eager to learn and explore?

At Harmony Homestay, we match international students with warm, compassionate host families across in parts of B.C. and Ontario.

If you have a spare bedroom available and love the idea of sharing your home and culture with others, consider joining countless other families across Canada by becoming a homestay host.

What is a homestay family?

A homestay family provides a safe home for an international or foreign exchange student to live while traveling abroad. The homestay student stays with the host family to learn a new language, experience a new culture, and gain life-long experiences.

Opening your home to a homestay student is an unforgettable, rewarding experience for all members of the family. As a homestay host, you play such an important, life-changing role in the lives of our students, and the relationships you build extend far beyond their stay in Canada.

Benefits of being a host family

  • Expose your family to cultures and traditions from all over the world
  • Share your family’s culture and traditions with others
  • Play a part in a life-changing experience that will leave a mark on a young student’s life
  • Make new memories that will last a lifetime
  • Earn a monthly financial compensation for hosting a student


  • Provide accommodations, three meals per day, and a welcome home environment
  • English must be the only language spoken around a student
  • Criminal Record checks for all adults in the home
  • Unlimited wireless internet connection
  • Appropriate care and supervision of a student (this varies depending on the type of program)

How to Apply To Host a Student

We’re always accepting applications for host families in B.C.’s Lower Mainland as well as in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Simply fill out our quick application form below and our team will be in touch!