VIU Student Homework Q/A with Host Family

Students entering homestay with or without meals are required to fill out a homework form online with their host family. A completed copy will be sent to the Homestay Office and we recommend that you keep a copy for yourself and your host family to refer to on a regular basis.The following information establishes each host family's expectations with the student and is meant to facilitate a mutual agreement regarding the behavior and environment desired by both parties.
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There are many methods for host families to communicate with students. Please indicate the primary methods which will be used for typical day to day communication and may be a combination between phone and/ or apps. Popular examples include: (phone, Messenger, whatsapp, LINE, and WeChat)
The High school students are not allowed to sleepover at home's where there is no adult present. The Homestay host must have contact information of the responsible adult and be aware of who's home the sleepover will be at. If they are not another homestay host in the program, it would be best to check with homestay or the high school principal as we require any adult that is with them overnight over 18 years old to have a CRC/VSV. Sleep over's at homes of friends of the opposite sex are not allowed.If host family is in doubt or the student has question, the homestay office or THS principal can provide guidance.
High School students are required to have a permission form signed by the Principal, and the homestay parents. Please contact the Homestay Office or The High School if you require more information.
Not applicable for students participating in Homestay without meals program.
Host: My preferred method of communication is...
Student: My preferred method of communication is...
Please provide specific examples. Here are some ideas: Downloading illegal movies or pornography is unacceptable. However you can download shows, movies, music through itunes, google play, netflix. Online gaming uses a lot of our bandwidth. We ask that you only use 1 hour of online gaming a day.
Please select an answer and elaborate below.
It is homestay's policy that a host or student may report damage to the Homestay office if unsure how to resolve the matter. Both sides will be investigated and a resolution determined. Hosts and students may be requested to work with their insurance companies depending on the level of damage.
If my host family is concerned about my safety they will inform VIU's Homestay Office. *
Problems violating the Homestay Letter of Agreement may be discussed with the student and/or host family. *
VIU will provide guidance and support to help make informed choices about living in homestay. *
By placing my initials below I agree with the information recorded in this homework sheet.
By placing my initials below I agree with the information recorded in this homework sheet.