Letter of Agreement Feedback

We are looking for your input. We have a goal of having all current hosts and new students under new Letter of Agreements (Contracts) by January 2019. As of right now we are busy reviewing our current  Letter of Agreements (LOAs) to better align with industry best practices, legislation, and institutional policies. We are taking feedback from hosts and students about what changes they would like to see in the letter of agreements.

*Please note by providing feedback to our office there is no guarantee that the feedback will be reflected in changes to Letter of Agreements.

 

Please be as descriptive as possible.
Please be as descriptive as possible.

Please note your feeback will be considered in regards to the revisions to the Homestay Letter of Agreements and utilized at the discretion of the Homestay office. If you have any questions about the future letter of agreement changes, please contact homestay@viu.ca.

Tentative Timeline for LOA Changes

February-March  2018
  • Communication with host families about upcoming changes
  • Collect feedback from hosts and students
  • Host updates through new monthly newsletter (hosts will be given an opportunity to subscribe)
April -June 2018
  • Draft versions of the letters of agreement created by Homestay and reviewed by VIU Contract Specialist
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Host updates through monthly newsletter 
July-November  2018
  • Online information regarding key changes and Q & A
  • Host updates through monthly newsletter 
September 2018
  • New LOAs sent to current host families to review
  • New Student Profiles and LOAs available for all students starting in January 2019
  • Current students wlll be notified about changes coming in January 2019
  • Host updates through monthly newsletter 
October 2018
  • Signed LOAs due into the Homestay office, required for hosting in January 2019
  • Host updates through monthly newsletter 
January 2019
  • New LOAs in effect for hosts and incoming students

 

 

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