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Homestay

English Language Program


A Canadian Home Experience!

Homestay Welcome

The homestay program is for University of Winnipeg students. Students who choose this option are matched with an English-speaking host family for the duration of their studies. Living with a local family, couple or single person can be a good way to familiarize yourself with your new environment. it is also a further opportunity to practice your English langauge skills and learn a bout Canadian life and culture.

The University of Winnipeg has had an active and successful Host Family Program for many years. Host families are screened carefully and selected by a University staff coordinator. The main role of the Host Family is to provide you with a safe, functional, and comfortable home environment where you feel at ease and are encouraged to us e your English skills. Host Families are expected to provide you with a private, furnished room, internet and food for 3 meals a day, and to treat you as a member of their family.

How far will my homestay be?

All homes are near a convenient bus route, which will take you to downtown and the Universtiy of Winnipeg. We select homes that are no further than forty minute trip by a direct bus.
Note: Reduced fare monthly bus passes ae available to purchase at Information Booth on campus.

An Airport Welcome

As a Homestay participant you will be greeted at the airport by a member of your host family.

How much will I have to pay?

1. Homestay Placement Fee of $ 200, which must be paid at the time of application. This is non-refundable.

2. For ELP 14 week program, the Homestay fee is $2450 for the first 105 days.

    For Undergaduate, PACE and Collegiate program, the Homestay fee is $2100 for the first 90 days.

3. Homestay Fee for Short Term Program vary. Please contact us for more information.

After the first 105 or 90 days, if you continue to live in homestay you will be required to pay $675 for every 30 days directly to your Host Family until your departure.

The Homestay fee is non-refundable unless the student's study permit is denied. Official documentation must be provided showing that the student's application for a study permit has been rejected. The Homestay Fee is non-refundable after the student has moved in with the host family, or after teh program has begun, whichever comes first.

* Fees and policies are subject to change without notice.

How do I apply?

1. Please read and agree to all terms and conditions of the program as stated in the Homestay Handbook for students.

2. Submit a completed appropriate Homestay application and pay homestay placement fee.

3. Provide your flight ticket along with your homestay application form. if this is not possible, you must send us of you flight ticket four(4) weeks prior to the start of the program, at the latest. You will not be matched with a Host Family until we have this information.

*The application deadline is one month prior to the start of the program for which you are applying.

Application Forms and Handbooks:

For ELP 14 week students:

Click here [PDF] for English Language Program Full Time student homestay application

Click here [PDF] to download the Homestay Handbook for English Language Program and Degree study Students

For Degree/PACE students:

Click here [PDF] for Degree/PACE student homestay application

Click here [PDF] to download the Homestay Handbook for English Language Program and Degree study Students

For Collegiate students:

Click here [PDF] for Collegiate student homestay application

Click here [PDF] to download the Homestay Handbook for Collegiate Students

For Short Term Program students:

Click here [PDF] for English Language Program Short Term Intensive student homestay application
Click here [PDF] for English Language Program CWE student homestay application

Click here[PDF] to download the Homestay Handbook for English Language Program Short Term Program Students



If you have any questions or require further information, please feel free to contact us:

Chau Huynh

Homestay Coordinator

English Language Program

Room 1C18, 515 Portage Avenue

Phone 204.982.6631  Email: homestay@uwinnipeg.ca     

          

For Families:     

Are you interested in becoming a Host Family?

Homestay Pic

The most important criteria for a Host Family is a genuine desire to share their family life with an international student. We are now compiling a waiting list of families interested in being considered for our Host Family Program. Once your name is on the waiting list, you will be contacted to set up a home visit, as the need arises, for new host families.

The main role of the Host Family is to provide a safe, functional and comfortable home environment within which the student feels at ease and is encouraged to use her or his English skills. The Host Family is required to speak English with the international student at all times. Host families are expected to provide a furnished private bedroom and meals for the student.

General Information Brochure for Host Families [PDF]

Host Family Application Form [PDF]

Everyone who wants to host an international student is required to have a Police Information Check completed (Vulnerable sector included) and a Child Abuse Registry completed. To find information about obtaining a Police Information Check, please click here.

If you are interested in hosting our Collegiate students(under 18 years ols), you will be required to submit both Police Information Check completed(Vulnerable sector included) and a Child Abuse Registry completed.

Open your home to an international student and enjoy a cross-cultural exchange that will provide lasting memories for your family!

If you need more information, please contact:

Chau Huynh

Homestay Coordinator

Room 1C18, 515 Portage Avenue

Phone 204.982.6631  Email: homestay@uwinnipeg.ca