If you are leaving the Homestay/Peerstay Program, the Moving Notification Form must be completed by the student and the host and then returned to the Homestay/Peerstay office. This form prompts the Homestay/Peerstay office to return the Homestay/Peerstay Deposit to the student. Deposits will not be returned if the Moving Notification Form is not submitted.


You must thoroughly clean your bedroom and bathroom before your departure. You should leave your room the way you found it when you arrived. You must also remove all your belongings from the host's home. Do not forget to return your house key(s) to your host. Please be aware thay you are financially responsible for cleaning costs, damages or outstanding bills.

Deposit Refund

Refunds are issued approximately 3 - 4 weeks AFTER the student has moved out of the home and left the Homestay/Peerstay Program. Refunds are either sent directly to the student's home country, or a cheque is issued in the student's name (CAD funds only) for the student to pick up from the main reception desk in building 255 at VIU. If students want the refund sent to their home country, they must complete an Electronic Funds Transfer form (EFT). The EFT form can be picked up from the main reception desk in building 255, International Education at VIU.

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