English Language Programs
A Canadian Home Experience!
The host family program is for University of Winnipeg students. Students who choose this option are matched with an English-speaking host family for the duration of their studies. It is an opportunity to share in friendly discussion, learn about Canadian home life, and learn about different cultures.
The University of Winnipeg has had an active and successful Host Family Program for many years. Host families are screened carefully and selected by a University staff coordinator. You can expect a private room with a bed, sheets, blankets, towels, dresser, and a study area.
Click here for student homestay application
*Deadline for homestay application is one month before program start
Click here to download the Homestay Handbook for Students
NOTE: Students are not to arrive more than FIVE DAYS before the start of their academic program.
Read our frequently asked questions available in English, Spanish, and Japanese (coming soon).
An Airport Welcome
As a Homestay participant you will be greeted at the airport by a member of your host family or by one of our staff.
The $200 Homestay Placement Fee is non-refundable unless the student's study permit is denied. Official documentation must be provided showing that the student's application for a study permit has been rejected. The Homestay Fee is non-refundable after the student has moved in with the host family, or after the program has begun, whichever comes first.
Fees are subject to change without notice
Student Accommodations on Campus
Students who do not participate in this program are responsible for their own accommodation.
Students interested in other University of Winnipeg Housing options can click here or call 204.786.9900.
Are you Interested in Becoming a Host Family?The most important criteria for a Host Family is a genuine desire to share their family life with an international student. We are now compiling a waiting list of families interested in being considered for our Host Family Program. Once your name is on the waiting list, you will be contacted to set up a home visit, as the need arises, for new host families.
The main role of the Host Family is to provide a safe, functional, and comfortable home environment within which the student feels at ease and is encouraged to use her or his English skills. The Host Family is required to speak English with the international student at all times. Host families are expected to provide a furnished room and meals for the student.
General Information Brochure for Host Families
Host Family Application Form [PDF: 48 KB]
Everyone who wants to host an international student is required to have a Criminal Record Check completed (Vulnerable sector included) and a Child Abuse Registry completed. To find information about obtaining a Criminal Record Check please click here.
Please contact Adriana Glikman, Homestay Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 204.982.6631 if you need more information.
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