International Students

Private Homestay Arrangement Guidelines

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The Calgary Board of Education works with Canada Homestay Network (CHN) to place students with excellent host families in the City of Calgary. The process for admitting host families into the homestay program is a rigorous one.

All families:

  • have had a thorough interview to determine suitability;
  • have had a homestay inspection;
  • have had references checked;
  • passed a police record check;
  • are enthusiastic to receive international students

Once the student is placed in the home, supervision and support are provided by CHN’s Relationship Managers throughout the program.

International students and their parents have access to the Relationship Managers 24 hours a day in the event of a problem or emergency.

For students requesting homestay placement, visit CHN’s website at