HOMESTAY, INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
2700 College Way, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada V1C 5L7
250-489-8248 | email@example.com
All hosts must initial to indicate they have read and understood this page.
Host #1 Host #2 Host #3 Host #4
• If a student is temporarily placed in another home due to the Hosts’ absence, the Hosts will pay the nightly fee directly
to the respite family. If the student makes their own arrangements, the Hosts will refund the nightly fee directly to
• The homestay will provide: a private furnished room, food for three meals per day, shared use of a bathroom, access
to laundry facilities, use of household linens, miscellaneous items used by all members of the household (toilet paper,
soap, detergent), a key to the home and/or an access code for the door lock, and transportation to and from the
airport upon arrival and departure.
• Students are responsible for paying for any damages which can be directly attributable to the student, beyond normal
wear and tear.
• Hosts will familiarize themselves with and abide by Program guidelines outlined in the Host Handbook.
• Hosts understand that they will be living with a student from another culture and will make a reasonable effort to
thoroughly explain the expectations, routines and daily schedule of the host family.
• Hosts recognize that international students are a vulnerable population, due to their age, English ability, and/or
cultural differences. Thus, Hosts must not put the student(s) in any situations that are inappropriate or exploitive,
including but not limited to subjecting students to sexual advances or misconduct.
• Hosts confirm that no one living in or regularly visiting the home is party to a restraining order or has a criminal
record, addiction, history of abusive behavior, or other issue that might put the student at risk.
• The Homestay Coordinator, or a designate of the Program, will be the official mediator for dispute resolution, when
conflicts cannot be resolved directly between the Host and student.
• Hosts agree to having their name, address, telephone number and email address included on the Program Homestay
List and to having this information circulated to students and other Hosts.
• Student information is confidential and private and provided to Hosts for the sole purpose of facilitating the homestay
placement. This information must not be copied, redistributed or shared.
• International students are not permitted to operate vehicles belonging to the Host family. Host vehicles used for
student transport must be in good operating condition and comply with all British Columbia safety, registration and
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND LIMITS OF LIABILITY
• To ensure their home insurance policy adequately covers student(s) residing within their home, host must:
o Ensure a minimum of one million dollar home liability insurance.
o Inform homeowner/renter’s insurance company that they will be hosting one or more international students
to ensure that the policy covers liability in the event of injury, theft, fire, flood, etc.
o Be aware of insurance company’s restrictions on coverage (such as mysterious disappearance, theft).
• Hosts acknowledge that they are not entering into an employment relationship with the College and are not entitled
to receive salary or benefits, including workers’ compensation.
• Hosts assume any and all risks related to participation in the Program.
• Hosts indemnify and hold harmless the College, its employees and agents against any losses, damages, claims,
actions, causes of action, costs, expenses and demands of any nature or kind whatsoever to person or property,
howsoever or wherever caused, arising out of or in connection with the provision of homestay.