Be a host family for International students

Now Recruiting Host Families

Lakehead Public Schools is actively recruiting volunteer families to host international secondary school students from countries around the world who are scheduled to attend our schools at the beginning of the secondary school semester 2 of this school year. We are welcoming students from all over the world in late January from countries including France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, and more for durations ranging from 2 months to 5 months.

Host families are responsible for providing three meals a day in a safe and nurturing environment. Host families are compensated with a monthly stipend. These international students have planned their study abroad program months in advance and are excited to learn more about the exchange country’s culture and language.

International students are required to comply with all Government of Canada and public health requirements during COVID-19 including any vaccination, testing, and quarantine requirements both prior to departure and upon arrival to Canada. All international students arriving to take part in our programs in January 2022 will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to arrival.

Hosting is a fantastic way to experience another country and culture in your own home and it is also a great way to establish life-long friendships and connections.

If you are interested in hosting an international secondary school student or would like to learn more, please email Lakehead Public Schools’ International Student Coordinator at or call 807-625-5176. You can also apply to become a host family through our partners MLI Homestay ( and YES Canada (