We strongly encourage our students to participate in the Homestay Program. Living with a Canadian family is the best way for you to improve your English, learn about our culture and adapt to a new life in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Homestay Program's objective is to provide you with a warm welcome to Canada and lots of support while you adjust to a new culture.
Our homestay families are carefully chosen by our Accommodations Coordinator. Our families live in safe residential neighbourhoods within a 30 to 50 minute bus ride.
Most families live outside of the downtown core in residential areas.
You will have your own furnished room for privacy and study.
You can join in family activities and in the evenings enjoy dinner and conversation.
Your host family will provide you with 3 nutritious meals a day. You may be asked to prepare your own breakfast and/or lunch.
Your family will help you discover Halifax and settle in.
ECLC will try to match you with the most appropriate family. Please remember that we may not be able to meet all your preferences.
Our Accommodations Coordinator is available to help you with any concerns.