Welcome to the University of Victoria's award-winning Homestay Program! We bring international students and Canadian families together to share their cultures with each other. Our staff is dedicated to creating opportunities for Homestay students and Canadian families to develop long-lasting friendships. Homestay is a wonderful experience that you will never forget.

We provide Homestay for:

  • students enrolled in English Language Centre programs from September to June
  • international students enrolled in degree programs at the University of Victoria
  • visiting researchers and scholars affiliated with the University of Victoria

The fee for Homestay accommodation is:

  • $850 CAD per program for Monthly English
  • $850 CAD per month for programs longer than a full month, and $28 CAD per night for extra nights or partial months

Effective January 1, 2018:

  • $950 CAD per program for Monthly English
  • $950 CAD per month for programs longer than a full month, and $32 per night for extra nights or partial months

Homestay information for:


“It wasn’t only English Lessons. I think it was one of the best experiences of my life. I really enjoyed the program, I met many friends and I was so close with my host family.”

Paulina Nuñez Chile

They know a lot about Canada. So, if I were in trouble they would help me. In addition, I can learn about their personalities. There is a lot that I should learn from them.”

Junpei Morita Japan