BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines

The purpose of the BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines is to provide consistent, province-wide best practice standards for B.C.’s K-12 homestay sector.

The Guidelines were originally developed between October 2014 and June 2015 by a working group comprised of K-12 school district, independent schools and Ministry of Education representatives. They were subsequently consulted on with the K-12 sector in the spring of 2015. Over the summer of 2017, the Guidelines were updated with an expanded working group including K-12 and post-secondary representatives to capture changes in the International Education sector relevant to homestay. They represent the commonly-held view on industry best-practice

VIU is guided by the guidelines when placing Students frrom THS. Homestay Families should familiarize themselves with the guidelines below, as there are sections pertinent to Host Families.

Please click on the image below to view the BC K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines.

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