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Homestay Families Needed in Kingston

April 15, 2019

Students visiting Ottawa

The Homestay Family is an important part of the International Education experience for international students.  

Students are coming to Canada to learn English, or in some cases to improve, their English, to prepare for entrance into a Canadian university, and to experience the North American culture and family life.

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board's International Education program is seeking homestays in the Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School area in Kingston. Students will arrive at the end of August and stay until the end of June.

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a homestay parent, please contact Madeleine O'Connor at 613-848-9987 or by email at

Testimonials from our Host Families: 

​"There is so much to learn about the different cultures! I'm happy to provide a warm caring home environment while my students are away from home, enabling them to enjoy their new school experience." - Clare, homestay parent

​"Thank you for giving our family an opportunity to host an international student. It has been an enlightening experience that I would recommend to anyone." -Lori, homestay parent