COVID-19 Notice

Due to COVID-19, the UVic Homestay Program is closed until further notice. Homestay will only be offered once face to face classes resume and the Canadian government has lifted the two week quarantine period for travellers entering the country. We look forward to receiving your application when our Homestay program reopens.

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



“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