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Hosting a Student

West Vancouver Schools’ reputation for excellence in teaching has attracted international students since 1982.  We place students with local families to enhance their experience, learn English in a natural environment, and establish friendships that can last a lifetime. 


Hosting is an excellent way to learn about the world without leaving home while sharing Canadian culture at the same time. Knowing that you are playing a key part in helping a young person achieve their dream is rewarding. As a homestay family, you will be the students new “home away from home”. Homestay is the ideal environment for students to deepen their learning and establish friendships that can last a lifetime. 


Host families may be traditional or non-traditional, with one or two parents, working or retired, many or no children. All of our selected families are caring and share the common goal to welcome a student into their home with the spirit that students are new family members. 

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