Homestay is a program which places students with Canadian families willing to accept students into their home. International students who wish to immerse in the language, culture and customs of Canada seek Homestay as their accommodation of choice. For a fee, Homestay often offers accommodation, transportation, meals and other benefits of family living. While the Homestay program offers flexible terms to its participants, students, who wish to change their living arrangements, must go through the ICEAP NS Student Service Department. While the ICEAP NS will work hard to fulfill all requests, students should be aware that delays may be experienced due to the availability of appropriate accommodation. However, students often stay with Homestay families for their entire stay in Cape Breton and make lifelong friendships which provide strong connections for years to come.
In some instances, homestay students eventually prefer to find other accommodation. Some would like to be located on campus and would rather live in residence. Others are ready for independent living and find an apartment with new friends. ICEAP NS is able to provide advice and information on which type of accommodation suits best.
Homestay Fee: Around $800.00/Month (Include Meals)