Host families sought for international home stay students

July 11, 2022

The Nanaimo Ladysmith International Student Education is seeking families, couples, and individuals to welcome and host a visiting International Student in September. 

In excess of $22 billion is put into the Canadian economy by International Students across Canada annually. For 24 years, Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools has hosted International Students and our communities have been enriched by their presence and benefitted by their spending in our businesses. They are in need of more Homestay families in Nanaimo.  

The role of a homestay parent and family is critical to the experience and success that an International student has in Canada. There are many opportunities for experiencing new things, for learning about other cultures, and building lasting relationships. A monthly honorarium of $975 is paid for Homestay families and an additional $150 for a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free student.