Information for Schools / Agencies

Homestay info for schools and agents

Short-Term Student Groups

Classic Canadian Homestay has welcomed thousands of international students visiting Vancouver as part of a class trip. We understand the need for attention to detail with student placements, higher level of host family interaction, daily transportation to school, and other unique homestay requirements for shorter-term stays. Our host families are compensated based on the student age and expectations we ask them to agree with on a per group basis. We are happy to coordinate your transportation and sightseeing activities, as well! Some transportation is provided by host families, and where needed we use professional limousine and limo bus companies.


Classic Canadian Homestay has extensive experience in finding host families that are appropriate for international high-school students attending public or private institutions. Effective management of your high-school homestay program requires attention to many details and for expectations to be communicated clearly to host families. Regular host family visits and collection of documentation is necessary to maintain a safe and high quality standard of accommodation for teenage students.

Adult ESL Schools

Classic Canadian Homestay has a database of host families well-suited for the varied needs of visiting adult students. Students are usually able to travel less than 45 minutes from their host family to their downtown school.

For all student types, Classic Canadian Homestay maintains strict standards for their host families. Host families must take an active interest in their student’s well-being. They must provide a comfortable, clean and hygienic environment. Student rooms must be of sufficient size, have windows and all necessary furnishings. Meals are to be made available for breakfast and lunch, dinners are to be prepared. Host families may never host more than 4 students at one time, and we give preference to host families that host fewer students. Host families should have legitimate motivations other than monetary compensation if they are to truly offer a warm and caring environment. Adult host family members must provide a clear criminal record check to be eligible.