Frequently Asked Questions: Homestay

What type of food will I eat?

Part of the homestay experience is trying Canadian foods. You are expected to eat the same foods as the rest of the family, your host will not cook special meals for you. Be prepared to try many new tastes and maybe even develop a new favorite food.

What will my room be like?

Every homestay is different, but all students will have a comfortable bed, a window that opens, a desk, chair and somewhere to store their clothes. 

Will there be animals in the home?

Many homestay families have pets such as cats and dogs. Homestay's pets are friendly and treated as a member of the family.

I am a vegetarian or do not eat certain meats. Will a host family be able to accommodate my special diet?

Please indicate on your application form which foods you do not eat in the section that asks if you need a special diet. If you do not indicate this on your application, we cannot guarantee your homestay will be able to accommodate your dietary needs.

We do have some host families who are also vegetarian and will be able to provide you with Canadian-style vegetarian meals that meet your dietary restrictions

I am allergic to certain foods or animals. Can this be accommodated?

Yes, please indicate on your application form what your allergies are so we can place you with a host family who is able to accommodate your needs.