Connecting international students with homestay housing
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To ensure international students feel at home in their new community, Algoma University is helping connect students at its Sault Ste. Marie and Brampton campuses with homestay housing through a partnership with Canada Homestay Network (CHN).

Through the partnership, students are matched with a local host family that provides students with a fully furnished room, study space, private storage and a meal plan. Host families undergo a detailed screening process, including reference checks, criminal record checks and interviews to show they are able to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students.

Students are further supported by CHN with access to 24/7 supports in their first language and have regular touchpoints with CHN staff throughout their participation in the program.

In addition to accommodations, CHN also offers referrals to trusted, licensed visa advising services for international students to help them navigate the immigration process whether they are currently residing in Canada or plan to attend university.

Together, these critical services help students pursue their studies and achieve their academic goals in Ontario.

For more information, visit Algoma University.

“Our international students that live in homestay accommodations are provided invaluable support by the host families that helps them adapt to living and learning in a new country. Partnering with Canada Homestay Network allows us to grow those opportunities for students to have that experience.”
Dave Trudelle
Director, Student Life and Ancillary Services, Algoma University
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