International Education Homestay

Langara College Homestay Program

The District partners with Langara Homestay. Please note that homestay spaces are very limited. Langara will usually place on a first-come, first-served basis as long as the student has no special needs.  Please contact Langara Homestay directly once the student has been accepted and placed in a Burnaby school. Their email address is homestay@langara.ca

Living Arrangements

  • Students are to reside in Burnaby or along its borders.
  • Students are to reside with an adult 25 years of age or older.
  • Elementary students Grades Kindergarten – 5 are to reside with a parent.
  • Elementary students in Grade 6 may reside with a relative (aunt, uncle, grandparent). Under special circumstances, Elementary students in Grade 7 may reside in an approved homestay.
  • Parents/relatives who indicate that they will be residing with their child for the duration of the program must do so, or the student may be withdrawn from the program

Learn More About Our Homestay Programs


In all cases, students must be 13 years of age or older in order to be eligible for a homestay placement.

A large part of a student’s success in any of the programs is from living in a homestay. This includes the following:


  • live with a Canadian family,
  • practice their English on a daily basis in an immersion environment,
  • learn about Canadian culture,
  • have their own private bedroom but share the rest of the house with the family,
  • are integrated into family life.


  • Three meals a day are provided
  • Lunch is taken to school to eat on school days


  • The International Program and each family have its specific rules for international students living in a homestay, including a strict curfew

Distance from Schools

  • Homestays are located a 15 – 45 minute commute by public transit from the student’s school.

Please contact Langara Homestay directly for fees homestay@langara.ca or your preferred homestay provider.

Why study in Burnaby?

With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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