Becoming an ALI Homestay Family or Residence Provider
Hosting international students in your home can be a very rewarding experience. The memories you gain from this enriching cultural exchange can last a lifetime.
In order to become a homestay family at ALI, you should:
- live max of 55 minutes from downtown by public transportation (metro/bus/train)
- be able to provide a furnished private room with comfortable bed, desk, closet, and good lighting
- be able to provide balanced meals according to the student program requirements (Full-Board Homestay - 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner ; Half-Board Homestay - 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner))
- have time to spend with the students in your daily activities, giving them the opportunity for conversation and culture exchange
- have the energy to encourage students to practice the language of study (English and/or French-only speaking environment)
- have Internet access
- offer a secure, warm, hospitable environment
You can also become a residence (student shared apartment) provider and host students from all over the world.
In order to become a residence at ALI, you should:
- have an apartment 35 minutes (max) from downtown by public transportation (metro/bus)
- have a separate, furnished apartment with two or more bedrooms available only for students
- have a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities inside the building
- have Internet wireless, cable TV in the common area and lockerooms
- offer cleaning service in the common areas once a week, bed linen and towels available for students
- be reachable 24/7 to solve any emergency and provide maintenance of facilities to offer better conditions
All host families are carefully selected by our Homestay Coordinator and inspected according to a strict set of criteria. We visit all homestays throughout the year and coach our host families to make sure our students are getting the best experience possible. Our Homestay Coordinator monitors every homestay experience and is available full-time at the school if the student needs any assistance.