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Open your home, host an exchange student!

If you have "a bed in your home and love in your heart", hosting is for you.

Hosting an exchange student is a unique opportunity to share your way of life with an enthusiastic young person from another part of the world.

Every year late January and late August students come to Canada from all over the world to spend one or two semesters at a secondary school. By opening up your heart and home and hosting an exchange student, your family can make a positive difference to the life of a young person just waiting to come to our country.

When you host an exchange student, it is a rewarding experience for the whole family. Family members will obtain a wider international perspective, make lifelong friendships and enjoy the company of an enthusiastic young person. If you have children at home, hosting an exchange student can reinforce their interest in languages, other cultures, and travelling. It can also be fun to have a new ‘sister’ or ‘brother’ around.

Families from all walks of life, with or without children, are welcome to apply.

As a volunteer exchange student host family no payment is received, a common rule for all exchange organizations, to ensure that host families really want to share their lives with a student for the cultural exchange experience.

STS will take care of all school arrangements and you will have the support of a local STS Representative.

If your family can offer a friendly, supportive and caring home environment, and you think you might be interested to host one of our students please contact Kim today to find out more by email at or by phone at +1 (613) 749-0000.

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