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Host Families for International Students

July 11, 2018


The Vernon School District's International Program is looking for families in the Seaton Secondary catchment area interested in welcoming an international student into their home. Families are compensated $800 per month to cover food, transportation and other expenses.


When choosing our host families we look for:

Safe, comfortable homes A private bedroom with a window and door, along with a desk for studying Close proximity to school bus or walking distance to schools Active families willing to share our Canadian culture and their family lifeAbility to provide healthy well-balanced meals and snacks Willingness to provide emotional support in a caring environmentAbility to provide transportation as needed Computer and wireless access


All families must fill out an application, complete a criminal record check for anyone over 18 in their home and be approved by our homestay coordinator after a home visit.  Also, if you previously submitted an application, please do not re-submit, we ask that you send an email to advise us that you are still interested.  Please note that students and families are carefully matched and we cannot guarantee that all families can be matched with a student.


For more information on the program or to apply as a homestay family, please go to our website:  OR contact us by email   or  OR call 250-549-9246.