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Becoming a Host Family

Expand your family, Expand your World!


Step 1 - Complete Application documents

a. Homestay Application

1. Click on Host Family Homestay Application Form

2. Fill out the form

3. Save As ... the form to your computer

b. Criminal Record Check

1.  Click on CRR026 Volunteer Consent 2019.pdf

The Host Family must agree to provide criminal record checks for all individuals over the age of 18 living in the home at least once every three years as requested by the School District and will immediately report to the School District if any individual in the home is charged with a criminal offence.

3. Save As ... the form to your computer


Step 2 - Submit Application documents

1. Email both the Homestay Application and Criminal Records Check forms to internationaled@summer.com as attachments.

    •  If computers are not your thing, just call us!  250-770-7700 ext. 6274
Step 3 - Interview
After receiving your application to become a homestay family, one of our homestay coordinators will arrange a time to visit your home to meet you, view your home, and discuss what is involved in being a homestay parent.  The following will be discussed at the interview;

Home Inspection

Discuss expectations and responsibilities of being a host parent

Go over compensation details  * see Host Family Agreement

Complete Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) form

Review and sign Host Family Agreement 

Sign Criminal Record Check form and Homestay Coordinators verify Identification 

Step 4 - Student Placement
Our hope is that you will be informed of the student to be placed in your home with as much advanced notice as possible.  You will be given the profile of the student placed in your home outlining personality traits, interests, likes, dislikes, contact details as well as a letter of introduction.  

Step 5 - Pre-Arrival Communication
We would like host families to communicate with their student to get to know them a little bit before they arrive.  

Step 6 - Airport Pick up and Drop off
Being at the airport to greet your student is an expectation of the program.  It is a nice way to welcome a student to their new home and community.  An ISP staff member will be at the airport to assist if there are any travel difficulties and to help welcome students to our community and to their new International Family.

Taking the student to the airport for their departing flight home is also an expectation of the program.

Students are encouraged to arrive at the Penticton Airport.  Students are charged a $100 airport transfer fee for Kelowna arrivals and departures.  Host families will be offered the airport transfer fee if they are able transport their student.

If for any reason host families are not able to pick up or drop off their students at the airport, please make arrangements with the ISP as soon as possible.

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