Acadia’s English Language Centre Looking for Homestay Hosts
By Sharon Churchill Roe, English Language Centre
Acadia University’s English Language Centre is looking for homestays to host students in their homes from February to December, 2017. This winter, we have several students arriving from Japan who will be studying at Acadia until December. They would all like to stay with Canadian families, but we currently do not have enough families to host them all.
Great Homestay Hosts are all different: they can be couples with children, young and old; empty nesters; or single moms and dads. However, they all are patient and sensitive with a curiosity about other cultures and a desire to share their own. As a Homestay Host, you would be responsible for providing a private room and three meals per day for your student. Your student will enjoy sharing family time with you, practicing their English, and experiencing Canadian culture first-hand.
If you are interested in sharing your home and daily life with an international student, please ask us for more information regarding responsibilities and compensation. An information session will be held on Thursday, December 1 from 12pm-1pm in the Lower Classroom of the Irving Centre. It will include information regarding the joys and challenges of being part of the homestay program.