At Eurocentres Atlantic Canada, we believe our students benefit greatly from enrolling in the Homestay Program. Sharing daily life with a Canadian family is one of the best ways to improve your English, learn about our culture, and adapt to life in Canada.
Our Accommodation Coordinator carefully selects host families to ensure that the highest standards of safety, compatibility, and services are met. All of our host families live in the picturesque town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada and are within a twenty-minute walk to the Academy.
By participating in our HomeStay program you will have your own clean, private room. Some of our host families may provide private bathrooms, but it is not uncommon to share a bathroom with your Canadian family. You will have three complete meals per day, although you may be asked to prepare your own breakfast and pack your lunch to be eaten later at the Academy.
Television, computer, and telephone use are subject to the house rules. These rules will be explained to you upon your arrival at the household. A detailed description of your host family and their home will be sent to you once you have been matched
Homestay students can expect to be treated fairly and honestly. Emphasis is placed upon mutual respect, kindness, and willingness to participate in household activities.
Interested in becoming a Homestay Family/Parent?
Homestay families are families from all backgrounds who welcome international students into their home for the duration of their time studying at Eurocentres Atlantic Canada. We are always looking for host families to host our international students and consider our homestay families to be one of our greatest assets in helping these students achieve success while in their home-away-from-home.
If you are interested in becoming a homestay family/parent, download the application form here!
There are many benefits to becoming a homestay family for Eurocentres Atlantic Canada:
- It enriches family life by broadening the minds of all involved. You will learn new things, see the world differently, and make life-long relationships with your students.
- You will learn about different cultures from around the world and be able to share your family’s customs and traditions with your student.
- It enhances the experience in both school and community and supports existing programs, bringing money into our community.
- International students who live in a healthy English environment learn English faster and speak the language better. Many stay to attend university of even apply for permanent residency. They become future workers and leaders in Canada and thrive on your compassion and guidance to fuel their success.
Our student residence is located only a 2 minute walk from the school and is a clean, bright, and modern building close to all amenities. Upon your arrival, you will be required to sign a residence contract, acknowledging that you understand the rules set forth by the residence building management.
The Student Residence is a great way to make friends from around the world. Living among other students is a wonderful learning opportunity while offering a unique experience of sharing your culture with people from all over the world. Sharing living space with students from all over the world is an exciting adventure, and you will be expected to respect the cultures of students from other countries, just as you would expect students from other countries to respect yours. As always, kindness is appreciated.
When possible, students are matched with a roommate of a different first language, meaning communication in English is essential.
The minimum stay in student in residence is 4 weeks.
Our meal plan provides students with half board, meaning students are fed 14 healthy, nutritious, and delicious meals/week (Breakfast/Dinner Sunday-Saturday). Students are responsible for their own lunches. Mini fridges are provided in the student residence rooms for food storage, or students can take advantage of the many restaurants and cafes around Lunenburg.
We highly recommend choosing our meal plan if you are living in residence as there are no cooking facilities available to students at the moment. The student residence kitchen is currently under renovation, meaning students who choose to opt out of the meal plan will be responsible for purchasing and preparing all of their own meals without the use of standard cooking equipment (oven, stove, microwave, etc…)
If you have any questions about our student meal plan, please feel free to e-mail our accommodation coordinator at email@example.com.