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Become A Host Family

Are you interested in sharing your home and culture with a global student who is eager to learn and explore?

At Harmony Homestay, we match international students with warm, compassionate host families in Thunder Bay.

If you have a spare bedroom available and love the idea of sharing your home and culture with others, consider joining countless other families across Canada by becoming a homestay host.


A homestay family provides a safe home for an international or foreign exchange student to live while traveling abroad. The homestay student stays with the host family to learn a new language, experience a new culture, and gain life-long experiences.

Opening your home to a homestay student is an unforgettable, rewarding experience for all members of the family. As a homestay host, you play such an important, life-changing role in the lives of our students, and the relationships you build extend far beyond their stay in Canada.


  • Expose your family to cultures and traditions from all over the world
  • Share your family’s culture and traditions with others
  • Play a part in a life-changing experience that will leave a mark on a young student’s life
  • Make new memories that will last a lifetime
  • Earn a monthly financial compensation for hosting a student


  • Provide accommodations, three meals per day, and a welcome home environment
  • English must be the only language spoken around a student
  • Criminal Record checks for all adults in the home
  • Unlimited wireless internet connection
  • Appropriate care and supervision of a student (this varies depending on the type of program)

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