Are you excited about coming to Canada and studying with us at CLLC?
We promise that you’ll improve your English while having a great experience at your homestay!
CLLC’s Homestay program is almost as important as your time in the classroom to help you master your English.
Unsure if you should stay at a homestay? Watching this video will help you make your decision.
Getting along with your host family
Living with a host family can be a great experience.
You’ll get to know Canadian culture, not just as a visitor, but as part of a family. Here are some tips to have the best experience possible:
This will probably be your biggest challenge. A sense of humour, an open mind, and some patience will help things go smoothly.
Learn about Canadian culture before you arrive. Once you arrive, pay attention to your homestay’s routines and behaviours, so that you understand what is normal and expected.
If you’re an adult, it may be hard to give up some independence with a host family. If you communicate well, your host family will understand that you need time to yourself.
Show appreciation regularly to your host family. A simple, heart-felt “thank you” goes a long way. Your time in Canada is limited, so be willing to let go of old habits, and embrace a new culture and a new way of living. Canadian laws Just like your home country, Canada has laws that you need to follow.
Just like your home country, Canada has laws that you need to follow. Canadian laws may be different from your own and it’s very important to know what’s legal and what’s not. Thankfully, it is mandatory at CLLC to attend a class during the first week to learn about Canadian law and culture
Each homestay host has been personally visited and inspected by CLLC’s dedicated homestay staff. To ensure high quality, students rate their hosts before leaving using our QARS (Quality Assurance Rating System).
Before a student arrives until the day they leave, our staff is available to offer assistance and support. Each campus has dedicated team members who can help students, agents, hosts, and parents handle any accommodation issues quickly and effectively.
CLLC has competitive homestay fees in all three cities; Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Weekly homestay fees include a private bedroom, access to shared common areas, wifi, and three meals per day.
You can find and rent an apartment, house or residence, with other students or on your own. You are responsible for all living expenses and start-up costs (furniture, cookware, bedding, etc.). CLLC Homestay staff are happy to help point you in the right direction when looking for this type of accommodation. We can’t wait to host you here in Canada!