Wanted: Host Family for International Student - Thunder Bay, ON

Posted over a month ago
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 0A4(View Map)

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Student exchange company YES Canada is seeking host families in the Thunder Bay area to host one of our international high school students for the September 2020 school year.

International students plan their study abroad program months in advance and pursue the experience to learn about our culture and language and to build lifelong relationships with their host family and peers.

As we look toward the upcoming school year, we recognize that the experience will have some differences due to COVID-19, but we remain optimistic and are encouraged by the continued wishes of our international students to pursue their exchange programs, and we are adapting our programming to adjust to the new environment for students and our host families.

We believe that purposeful travel is an important part of what connects and unites us, and the exchange program can continue to build a universal understanding and connection in these unique times. We know that the host family experience is key to providing an enriching cultural and language experience, and provides for a comforting home away from home to students embarking on this journey.

Why Host? As a host family, you can contribute to this experience for the student and also have your own rewarding experience. Not only do you and your family get to learn about a different culture, you also get to share yours. We ask that host families provide 3 meals a day, a safe nurturing environment and welcome the student into your family’s daily lifestyle. Host families are compensated with a monthly stipend for doing so.

If you are interested in sharing in this fantastic experience and hosting an international high school student or would like to learn more about our homestay program and how we are responding to the impacts of COVID-19, please contact YES Canada at the email address or phone number below:

homestay@youthedservices.ca (416) 623-6220 ext. 407

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